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Italy eager to support health sector in Libya: Italian amb.

Italy is keen on strengthening joint relations with Libya, especially in the health sector, Italian Ambassador Giuseppe Puccini said Tuesday.

In a meeting with Minister of Health of the Government of the National Accord (GNA) Ahmed Ben Amor, Puccini stressed Italy’s eagerness to provide training for medical staff to support the health sector.

Meanwhile, the Libyan minister of health described the Italian partnership in the field of health as “effective,” saying the GNA looks forward to benefittibg from the Italian expertise in the medical field.

Since the beginning of the crisis between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the GNA, Italy has reiterated its support for the U.N.-recognised GNA.

On July 30, Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini affirmed his country’s support for the GNA, saying Rome hopes stability would soon return to the chaos-stricken country.

In a phone call, Salvini and GNA Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha discussed the possible cessation of armed clashes in Tripoli.

The conversation came during a meeting between Bashagha and Italian ambassador to Libya Giuseppe Grimaldi in Tripoli.

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