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Sarraj and Conti agreed on the return of Italian companies in Libya

The head of the ruling in Tripoli, the national consensus Government (NTC) of Libya Fayez Sarraj and Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conti agreed to establish a Committee to monitor the return of Italian companies in Libya, said the Libyan TV channel "Libya al-Ahrar" after the talks.

As noted, the channel, Sarraj and Conti "agreed to form a Committee to monitor the return of Italian companies to resume their activities in Libya and the continued participation of Italy in the demining process".

According to TV channel, Sarraj and Conti confirmed the need for "facilitating a political settlement to stabilize Libya, they agreed that the solution to the Libyan crisis cannot be military."

In Libya, the confrontation between the national consensus Government (NTC) Fayeza Zarraga, which controls Tripoli and areas to the West of the country and supported by Turkey and the Libyan national army under the command of Khalifa the Haftarot, political supported by Egypt.

In Cairo on 6 June, a meeting of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with the Haftarot and the head sits in the East of Libya, house of representatives, Aquila Saleh. Following the meeting, the head of Egypt announced the "Cairo initiative," which includes a cease-fire throughout Libya from June 8 and conditions for a political settlement. The initiative was supported by Russia, the US and several Arab States, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It was opposed by the NTC and Turkey.

For more than a year the army of the Haftarot trying to hit the Libyan capital. Both sides claim that opponents are using weapons and manpower from the outside. In recent weeks, the NTC forces have reported significant progress in the battle for Tripoli and announced the intention to build on the success, to establish control over the city of Sirte and other areas to the East of the capital.

In Berlin on 19 January, held an international conference on Libya with the participation of Russia, the USA, Turkey, Egypt and several other countries as well as EU and UN. The main outcome of the conference was the call for participants for a ceasefire in Libya and an obligation to refrain from intervention in the conflict, respecting an embargo on the supply of arms to the parties. In addition, the participants proposed to create a Committee for monitoring the implementation of the cease-fire.