#FactOfTheDay 05/10/2018 – Palermo will host international Conference on Libya

#FactOfTheDay 05/10/2018 – Palermo will host international Conference on Libya

Italy’s foreign minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi has announced that on 12-13 November Palermo will host an international meeting aimed at helping bring peace to turmoil-wracked Libya. “Italy has never doubted that elections should take place in Libya but it believes there must be the right conditions for these to be held”, he said. Minister Moavero underlined the importance of holding safe and secure elections with « solid institutions » and played down differences between Italy and France, whose president Emmanuel Macron has pushed for polls to take place on 10 December. However, it was still not clear if Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar would show up in Sicily.

In an interview with Reuters published on Tuesday, Haftar said he still supported plans for national elections in Libya in December, but accused other players of not fulfilling their promises that would have paved the way for a ballot. Minister Moavero said that the meeting would drive towards “a common solution, even if there are differences of opinion between the parties involved”.

Maria Elena Argano

 For further information:

ADNKRONOS Website: http://www.adnkronos.com/aki-en/politics/2018/10/03/italy-host-international-conference-libya-november_9Ktsqe2cbLDfXgNUbpN7SI.html?refresh_ce

ANSA Website: http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/mondo/2018/10/02/libiasummit-a-palermo-il-12-13-novembre_555f30e1-e7b3-4d2f-be01-c4e323c9b995.html

NEWS24 Website: https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/libya-conference-to-be-held-in-sicily-in-november-italy-20181003

Maria Elena Argano

Après un bachelier en sciences politiques et relations internationales à l'Université de Palerme, j'ai décidé de continuer mon parcours à Bruxelles, en master de sciences politiques et relations internationales avec spécialisation paix, sécurité et conflits. En 2015, j'ai commencé mon parcours professionnel au sein de l’Institut Méditerranéen d’études internationales (IMESI). Ensuite, en 2016, pendant un an, j’ai été assistante de recherche pour le Research Unit One. Actuellement je suis coordinatrice du département consacré à la politique extérieure, sécurité et défense à l'IMESI. Chez EU-Logos, je m'occupe du portefeuille des relations extérieures et plus spécifiquement les relations entre l'UE et l'OTAN.

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