Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called for an end to the war in Libya after a Thursday meeting with General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar in Rome.
“I informed him of the government’s position. We want a ceasefire and we feel that the political path is the only solution,” Conte told journalists.
Conte also met with Haftar’s rival, Prime Minister of the Government of the National Accord (GNA) Faiez al-Sarraj, on May 7.
In late April, the Italian Prime Minister said his country “is not taking sides” regarding the ongoing conflict in the Libyan Capital, emphasizing that his government is not biased to either rivals.
However, Conte also said Rome stands against the military operation on Tripoli by the LNA.