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Italy ready to send peacekeepers to Libya, official says

The European Affairs Minister in Italy Vincenzo Amendola said his country was ready to deploy peacekeeping forces in Libya.

Amendola told Corriere della Sera on Monday that Italy has over 6000 soldiers in peacekeeping missions, adding that they should be prioritized for peacekeeping in Libya rather than other Europeans.

He added that Italy and France should work together with the EU to oblige countries to commit to the decisions that had been taken in Berlin and to stop the unjustified military pressure.

Meanwhile, the Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio also said Rome was ready to play a leadership role in monitoring the peace process in Libya.

Di Maio said on his Facebook page after arriving in Brussels to attend a meeting for the EU foreign ministers that Italy would be working on achieving the shared interests of all states, which is ending hostilities in Libya.

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