Italian PM calls on Libya to work towards lasting peace and maintain ceasefire

In his first overseas trip since taking office in February, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi urged the Libyan government to ensure that the country’s ceasefire is maintained ahead of elections scheduled for later this year. 

“There’s a desire for a future, to restart quickly,” Draghi said. He added that Italy was satisfied with Libya’s efforts on migrant rescues, and said the European Union was invested in the issue, which he said “is not just geopolitical but humanitarian.” 

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