The Ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States reiterate our commitment to preserving the sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity, and national cohesion of Libya and our support for the Libyan Political Agreement of 17 December 2015 as the basis for an inclusive political solution of the current conflicts. We continue to support the Presidency Council as the legitimate governing body, recognised as such by UNSCR 2259.
The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States welcomed the conclusion of yesterday’s presidential vote and extend their sincerest congratulations to Somalia’s new Federal President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on his victory.
On 1 February 2017, Italian Ambassador Mauro Massoni and the United Nations Representative in Kenya Siddharth Chatterjee signed the Agreement that ratifies Italy’s 1 million euro contribution to the Programme Strengthening the Electoral Process in Kenya (SEPK) in view of the elections that will be held next 8 August.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, held a press conference today, on the occasion of the signing of the “Fund for Africa” Decree.