The Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani, has expressed concerns over “the fragmentation” of the Libyan political parties amid the current stalemate in the country.
Tajani added in an interview with Italian news agency, Aki, that Rome “sees Libya’s stability as a priority for its external political policy”, reiterating that the “fragmentation in Libya poses a threat to Rome’s southern flank.”
“Libyan parties should reach a political consensus through a comprehensive national dialogue to take the country to implementable elections. Also, all institutions resulting from elections should have legitimate authority that is enforced on the ground to ensure a lasting stability.” Tajani explained.
He reiterated that Rome would work on keeping the international community – in the Mediterranean and African regions – viably involved in the situation in Libya, especially during Italy’s chairmanship of the Group of Seven (G7) in 2024.