Italian Defence Minister: Italy-Libya Friendship Agreement is “Defunct, Inoperative, Suspended”

Italian Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa stated that “the Italy-Libya treaty is effectively defunct, inoperative, suspended.”  In addition to the migration control provisions, the treaty also contains provisions which forbade Italy from participating in military actions again Libya.

La Russa also said that the Italian Finance Police officers who under the terms of the treaty were assigned to Libyan patrol vessels engaged in anti-migrant patrols have been withdrawn and are present at the Italian embassy in Tripoli.

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