The Italian foreign Minister rejected the possibility of "syrianization" Libya
The foreign Minister of Italy Luigi Di Maio made the growing influence of various countries during the civil conflict in Libya, but rejected the possibility that this crisis towards Syria.
According to him, naval EU operation Irini in the Mediterranean "will serve to strengthen the embargo" on arms supplies to Libya.
Speaking about the possibility of "syrianization" Libya, with its division between Turkey and Russia, Di Maio explained that it is "the fear of many observers." "But Libya is not Syria. For geographical reasons it is mandatory our strategic partner and we stand for them, as the European Union. Of course, there are countries that will enhance their influence, but I hope and work for independence of the Libyan people and for the unity of Libya," - said the foreign Minister of Italy.
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.
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.