By Sami Zaptia.
London, 7 July 2021:
The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR), Youssef Al-Agouri, met yesterday with the Italian Consul in Benghazi, Carlo Batori, where the two sides exchanged views on ways to strengthen relations and confront common crises, the HoR reported today.
Al-Agouri stressed the importance of Italy in the Mediterranean region and the role of the Italian Consulate in Benghazi in coordinating and following up on several issues such as the illegal immigration crisis, as well as facilitating trade cooperation, business travel and medical cases, adding that the Foreign Affairs Committee is keen to follow up on development cooperation programs with Italy.
For his part, the HoR reported that the Italian Consul affirmed his country’s keenness to enhance cooperation with Libya and to resume work on the Emsaed-Ras Ajdir Road, pointing to the opening of the Italian Consulate in Benghazi ‘‘as soon as possible’’.