Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte seeks to hold a meeting with General Commander of Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar, Conte revealed Wednesday.
The prime minister stressed that a military solution cannot resolve the Libyan crisis and will lead to escalating the situation in Libya.
On Tuesday, Conte met with Haftar’s rival, head of the Government National Accord (GNA) Faiez al-Sarraj, for the first time since the LNA launched its military operation in the western region on April 4.
Following the meeting, Conte warned of the critical situation in the Libyan capital due to the increasing number of people killed and injured.
“The scenario is critical, and can develop in an even more critical fashion from one moment to the next,” he told journalists after talks with Sarraj.
Since the beginning of the crisis, Conte announced that his country “is not taking sides” regarding the ongoing conflict in the Libyan capital, saying he “stands with Libyan people.”