The Italian Council of Ministers decided, based on a proposal by Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani, to nominate minister counselor Gianluca Alberini as Italian ambassador to Libya to succeed the current ambassador Giuseppe Buccino Grimaldi, sources confirmed to the Italian news agency Nova.
Alberini is scheduled to assume his position as Italian ambassador to Libya by June, while Buccino will move to the Italian embassy in Madrid, Spain, the sources told Nova.
Before serving as Principal Director for the United Nations and Human Rights for the United Nations and Human Rights at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alberini was a Commercial Counselor at the Italian Embassy in Libya in 1994, and then chaired the 2009 Global Partnership Working Group during the Italian G8 Presidency.
Moreover, Alberini also worked at the Italian Embassy in the United States as Counselor Minister from 2014 to 2018, Envoy for Syria and Coordinator of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS. He studies diplomatic and consular law at the University of Rome La Sapienza.