The Italian Consul in Benghazi, Carlo Batori, affirmed that his country is interested in cooperating with the Libyan authorities to rebuild the old city of Benghazi.
During a conference organized by the Benghazi City Council, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Italy on the reconstruction of the Old City of Cyrenaica’s capital, Batori added that Old Benghazi is a unique example of Ottoman and Italian architecture in the Mediterranean.
The Italian Consul noted that the approach of this architecture respects the past but with modern methodologies and pioneering innovative materials and techniques.
Batori explained that the Libyan authorities will propose an approach to the reconstruction of the old city that takes into account its original character and its function as the social and economic backbone of the city.
He pointed out that the eclectic nature of its buildings and the magical mixture of style and tradition make it a unique example of architecture, and it is a distinctive feature of the city.