Libyan PM, Italy’s defense minister discuss cooperation

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Tripoli – Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Wednesday met with Italian Defence Minister, Lorenzo Guerini, in Tripoli for talks on bilateral cooperation, said a from the prime minister’s information office.

“The Prime Minister reiterated that any must ensure that the attackers (east-based army) do not remain in any location that allows a new aggression,’’ the said.

Serraj’s UN-backed government has been engaged in a deadly armed conflict for more a year against the east-based army in and around Tripoli.

The meeting also discussed the of Italian companies resume suspended projects in Libya.

It stressed the necessity for resuming Libyan oil exports under the supervision of the UN-backed government’s National Oil Corporation (NOC), the said.

The east-based army has been blocking oil exports for months, demanding transparency in the distribution of oil revenues.