Italy, Spain, Malta and Portugal hold reunion on Libya

(AGI) Basel, Dec 4 - Italy's foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni,discussed the Libyan situation with his counterparts fromSpain, Portugal, and Malta after an OSCE summit on Thursday."What you have in Libya is, on one side, the problem ofinfiltration and the spread of extremist positions, and on theother the fact that non-extremist forces fight each otherwithout accepting the idea of sitting around a table for apossible reconciliation", minister Gentiloni told journalists."Therefore, the UN is trying to bring together all the moderateelements from the various factions to seek a unifiedlegislative and electoral process,"

(AGI) Basel, Dec 4 - Italy's foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni,discussed the Libyan situation with his counterparts fromSpain, Portugal, and Malta after an OSCE summit on Thursday."What you have in Libya is, on one side, the problem ofinfiltration and the spread of extremist positions, and on theother the fact that non-extremist forces fight each otherwithout accepting the idea of sitting around a table for apossible reconciliation", minister Gentiloni told journalists."Therefore, the UN is trying to bring together all the moderateelements from the various factions to seek a unifiedlegislative and electoral process," he added. The internationalcommunity's position, Gentiloni stated, is that "none of themoderate groups can refuse to participate in reconciliatorytalks by demanding to be the sole protagonist". Spanish foreignminister Jose' Manuel Garcia-Margallo emphasised the "risks formilitary, energy, and immigration security" that the Libyancrisis represents for stability in the region and Mediterraneanarea, especially the danger of ISIS infiltrators. .