Italy FM in Libya to boost 'game changer' unity government

Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni (left) holds a press conference upon his arrival in the Libyan capital Tripoli on April 12, 2016Italy’s foreign minister hailed Libya’s new unity government Tuesday as a “game changer” as he held talks in Tripoli during the first visit by a top Western official since 2014. In another boost to the unity leaders, lawmakers with Libya’s internationally recognised parliament said they would vote next week on whether to endorse the UN-backed cabinet. Italy’s top diplomat Paolo Gentiloni met Fayez al-Sarraj, named prime minister-designate under a UN-backed power-sharing deal in December, amid tight security in Tripoli.

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