Italy still has on the table a construction project to build a coastal highway that connects the east and west of Libya, says Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini.
Salvini, who also serves as Minister of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility, told Italian radio station RTL 102.5 that the project has been promised for years, and now he sees it as an opportunity to bring together Libya’s warring parties, according to Italian news agency Nova.
“In Libya there are several factions,” said the 49-year-old minister. “Italy has been promising for many years to build infrastructures. One of the dossiers in the field is a highway intervention that has been promised for years that would bring the warring parties closer together and I hope it can make Italy a protagonist again,” he added.
According to Nova, Italian economic diplomacy is seeking to start, in particular, work on the western section of the road that should connect Tripoli to the border with Tunisia.