Germany, Italy agree on Libya's stability importance

BERLIN, Jan 29 (KUNA) — Germany and Italy agreed on the importance of restoring stability in Libya and curbing any escalation of violence and killing in that country.
Germany and Italy have great interests in Libya’s stability, and in preserving Libyan institutions and preventing the country from collapsing, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a joint press conference Friday with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
“We must fight illegitimate actions in Libya and fight human traffickers, who are responsible for endangering dozens of refugees’ lives,” Merkel said, which requires strengthening of Libyan security bodies and police forces in order to enable the country to establishing security and countering terrorist groups.
She also announced that the German and Italian governments are to train Libyan security forces in Tunisia, noting that this effort will help in establishing stability in Libya and preventing its infrastructure from collapsing. (end)