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Italy encourages new date for Libya elections without transitional period

Italy encourages new date for Libya elections without transitional period

Italy encourages Libya to set a new date for the presidential and parliamentary elections without resorting to a new transitional phase, according to a statement by the Libyan government on Monday.

This came during a meeting between Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh and Italy’s Special Envoy to Libya Nicola Orlando.

Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush and Italian Ambassador Giuseppe Buccino Grimaldi also attended the meeting which took place at Dbeibeh’s Cabinet Office in Tripoli

The meeting, which was held at the Cabinet Office, touched on the latest developments in the Libyan political situation and the latest developments in the electoral process.

Both sides discussed bilateral relations “especially in the areas of health, energy and combating illegal immigration, in addition to directing the completion of some agreed strategic projects.”