Rome meeting no sign of “imminent” intervention in Libya – Gentiloni

ROME, March 15 (KUNA) — A meeting held in Rome on Tuesday for military officials from 30 countries concerned with Libya is not paving the way for an imminent intervention in the North African country, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said.
The meeting, announced by Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti on Monday, is “an Italian initiative to plan for all possibilities,” Gentiloni was quoted as saying during an event held at the Foreign Ministry.
To implement any relevant plans on Libya, it is basic that a Libyan legitimate government demands support from the UN and the international community, he stressed.
According to media reports, the meeting held at the Joint Operations Command in a military airport near the Italian capital is expected to work out a joint force under “Libyan International Assistance Mission (LIAM) that will be officially announced after a unity government takes over in the country. (end) mn.rj.msa