By Sami Zaptia.
London, 27 May 2021:
The Libyan embassy in Rome announced yesterday that Libya and Italy are about to sign an exchange of prisoners’ agreement.
The revelation came after Libya’s ambassador to Italy, Omar Tarhuni, with the Italian Minister of Justice, Marta Cartabia, at the headquarters of the Italian Ministry of Justice.
Cooperation in the fields of justice
Ambassador Tarhuni conveyed the greetings of the Libyan Minister of Justice Halima Ibrahim Al-Busifi who he said looks forward to meeting her Italian counterpart soon in Rome to activate and strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries, especially in the various fields of justice.
Libyan Prime Minister Aldabaiba to visit Italy
The Embassy reported that the talks also dealt with preparations for the visit of Libyan Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba to Italy in the coming days, and several issues related to cooperation between the two countries, including:
- Signing an agreement on transferring convicted citizens of both countries to serve their sentences in the original country, signed with initials since 2019, during the expected visit.
- To benefit from the Italian experience in the field of transitional justice.
- Work to resolve the outstanding issues regarding some of the debts claimed by Italian companies in exchange for stopping cases Italian companies have against the Libyan state and seizing the accounts and deposits of the diplomatic and consular missions in Italy.
- Close cooperation between the two Ministries of Justice.
The Libyan embassy reported that Minister Marta Cartabia expressed her Ministry’s willingness to work with the Ministry of Justice in Libya and that she is very aware that the issue of transitional justice is one of the important issues that faced Italy at the end of World War II and the establishment of the Italian Republic.