Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is preparing a trip to Libya next Saturday as part of her efforts to secure more oil and gas supplies from North Africa, according to multiple press reports.
The trip is not confirmed and might be delayed or canceled because of security concerns, as per press reports.
The visit would follow one she made to Algeria earlier this week with a delegation that included the chief executive officer of Eni SpA, Claudio Descalzi.
Eni is set to agree to an $8 billion investment in Libyan gas fields in the coming days, according to Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC). It’s unclear if Meloni’s trip would be to announce that.