LIBYA Issue dated 24/12/2020

Italy's diplomats and intelligence agents seek rapprochement between Libya's east and west

Libyan General Khalifa Haftar (right) and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (left).
Libyan General Khalifa Haftar (right) and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (left). © FILIPPO ATTILI/EPA/MAXPPP
The rapprochement that Italy is seeking to engineer between General Haftar and Ahmed Miitig is economically as well as diplomatically motivated and has already resulted in the release of Italian fishermen detained by the strongman of the east. Meanwhile, players on all sides are waiting to see what stance the future Biden administration intends to adopt. [...] (443 words)
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