Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Italy welcomes Libya’s decision to allow visas for military personnel

Italy welcomes Libya’s decision to allow visas for military personnel

ROME – Italy has welcomed the decision of the Libyan authorities to resume the procedures for issuing visas to Italian military personnel working in Misurata, as part of the Bilateral Assistance and Support Mission in Libya (MIASIT).

In a statement released on Thursday by the Italian Foreign Ministry, Rome hailed the decision as a “positive development”, which was achieved in the wake of “persistent dialogue with the authorities in Tripoli conducted by the Italian Foreign Ministry and the Embassy in Tripoli, in constant liaison with the Ministry of Defense.”

“This result, for which I also wish to thank [Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini] is an important sign of cooperation shown by the Libyan authorities, which is part of the broader and strategic bilateral cooperation between Italy and Libya,” Italian top diplomat Luigi Di Maio was quoted as saying in the statement.