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Sources: Dbeibah to sign two MoUs with Italy in “archeology and energy” cooperation

Italian sources revealed that at least two agreements will be signed during the visit of the Prime Minister of the National Unity Government, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah to the Italian capital, Rome, next Monday: one on energy transmission and the other on the protection of archaeological heritage.

The Italian news agency Nova, citing its sources, said that contacts have been underway for some time in order to develop a “strong partnership in the energy transition sector”, which includes an important component of technological innovation.

The news agency added that the matter relates to a new long-term agreement that may include the construction of power plants from renewable sources in Fezzan, a vast region in southwestern Libya rich in natural resources.

The sources touched on the gradual reopening of the Italian Cultural Institute in the capital, Tripoli, and other important initiatives, such as the introduction of Italian language teaching in secondary schools in Libya, thanks to the memorandum of understanding signed last December, while a series of initiatives are being defined, including training programs on heritage preservation.

Nova stated that there is no agreement on the table regarding the transfer of convicted citizens from the two countries to serve their sentences in their countries of origin, noting that Dbeibah may be accompanied by four or five ministers during the visit.

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