Libyan conflict risks destabilising Africa: Italy

Washington, Oct 16


The protracted conflict in Libya could destabilise the whole of Africa, Italian President Sergio Mattarella said on Wednesday after talks with his US counterpart Donald Trump.

"There is great concern about the situation in Libya, which threatens the stability of the entire African continent," Mattarella told reporters.

Mattarella made the remarks at a joint press conference with Trump at the White House after a 40-minute meeting with him in the Oval Office.

The talks between Mattarella and Trump focused on security, the fight against terrorism, on trade and the Middle East.