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Libya’s Al-Sarraj and Italy’s Prime Minister agree on need to end aggression on Tripoli

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj has spoken on the phone with the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte about the ongoing developments in the country, according to the media office of Al-Sarraj.

The media office said Al-Sarraj and Conte had discussed the ongoing conflict as the Italian Prime Minister expressed concern about the continued supply of weapons to Libya by several foreign parties.

Conte also reaffirmed that Italy stands with the return to political process as per the UN Security Council resolutions and Berlin Conference conclusions.

The Italian Prime Minister indicated that it was very vital that the Libyan oil production would be resumed, being the main source of revenue to the Libyan state and citizens.

In the meantime, Al-Sarraj reiterated to Conte that his Government of National Accord also aims at a political solution, but after it defeats the aggression of Khalifa Haftar’s militias on Tripoli.

“Weapons are still being supplied to Haftar and foreign support for him and his militias has encouraged them to continue their aggression on the Libyan capital.” Al-Sarraj told Conte.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Presidential Council asked the Italian Prime Minister for assistance in removing IEDs and mines planted by Haftar’s militias in residential areas in southern Tripoli.

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