Italy's foreign minister Luigi Di Maio and his French and German counterparts Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas travelled to war-torn Libya on Thursday for talks in Tripoli, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Thursday's visit is Di Maio's seventh to Tripoli since he became foreign minister in September, 2019 and he has frequently stated that Libia is "a priority" for Italy's national security and its geostrategic interests.
As recently as on Sunday, Di Maio become the most senior western official to visit Tripoli for talks after Libya's interim unified executive took power in mid-March. During his visit, Di Maio held talks with premier Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, Presidential Council chief Mohammed Menfi and his two deputies and foreign minister, Najla Al-Mangoush.
In a sign of the importance Italy attaches to stabilising its former colony, prime minister Martio Draghi will visit Libya in the first week in April, Draghi told lawmakers on Wednesday.