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New DPM: Libyan-Italian relationship will be based on mutual respect

New DPM: Libyan-Italian relationship will be based on mutual respect

Deputy Prime Minister of the Libyan new government, Ali al-Qatrani, affirmed that Libya’s relationship with Italy will be based on mutual respect and appreciation.

Al-Qatrani added, during his meeting with the Italian Consul in Benghazi, Carlo Batori, that the government, led by Fathi Bashagha, is moving forward towards achieving peace with the possibility of twinning cities to consolidate trade relations between the two countries.

The Deputy Prime Minister praised the bilateral relations linking the two countries and the means of developing them and activating the agreements, especially the one concluded between the two countries in 2008.

Al-Qatrani pointed out that Italy is a neighboring country and has played a major role in various fields over the past years.

During the meeting, Batori expressed his hope that Italian-Libyan relations would witness a positive development in the future.

He stressed that Italy will start granting visas to Libyan citizens, explaining that the procedures for companies wishing to work in eastern Libya will be facilitated.

The Italian consul stated that Italian companies will have a role in the reconstruction of Libya, stressing that Italy supports any sovereign Libyan decision that maintains a united Libya without any foreign interference, and that it supports all efforts made for the stability of Libya.