APS :THURSDAY 16 JANUARY 2020
ALGIERS- Algeria and Italy share joint vision based on dialogue, the only and sole option to finding political solution to the crisis in Libya, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday in Algiers.
“Algeria and Italy share a joint vision and approach with regards to the Libyan question. This question is a source of concern for the two countries,” Conte said following his meeting with President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
While rejecting any military intervention in this country, Conte called for privileging dialogue to reach a peaceful solution to this conflict. “It is time to engage in dialogue and consultation,” he added.
“We should have confidence in the instruments of diplomacy which are always more efficient than weapons, because they offer options for peace and stability,” the visiting Prime Minister of Italy said.
Algeria and Italy “work together” in anticipation of the Berlin Conference on Libya, scheduled for Sunday, he said
The two countries examine all the “possible options as part of a peaceful and political solution to the crisis,” said Conte, calling for “lasting” ceasefire as a first stage towards a “constructive” dialogue.
Moreover, Conte emphasized Algeria’s role in the stabilization of the Sahel region, notably in Mali, adding that his country and Algeria hold “regular” consultations on the matters of peace and security.
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