Italy has re-launched dialogue on Libya: Conte

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Palermo (Italy), Nov 13 (IANS/AKI) Italy has brought together the main players in the Mediterranean region and has kickstarted a dialogue on conflict-wracked Libya, Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte tweeted on Tuesday.

His comments came after a meeting in Palermo with Libya's rival leaders and top officials from Europe, Russia, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt.

"Italy unites the protagonists of the Mediterranean region and re-launches dialogue on Libya," read the tweet.

The accord reached at Tuesday's meeting held on the sidelines of an international conference in Palermo on stabilizing Libya "is a major step forward" which "has surpassed the Italian government's expectations", according to sources.

Conte, Libya's eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar and UN backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj attended Tuesday's meeting.

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Published : Tuesday, November 13, 2018 19:30 [IST]
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