Italian Prime Minister George Meloni began important talks with Libyan officials in the capital, Tripoli, as parliament-appointed Prime Minister Fathi Bashaga warned of the outcome of the visit. The Bashaga government expressed surprise at Meloni’s visit. “outgoing government” in Tripoli. She warned of a deal she called “mysterious” between the two parties that is being prepared in the oil sector. And she said in a statement: This deal, which is being prepared between the Libyan National Oil Corporation and the Italian oil and gas company Eni, requires an increase in the share of the foreign partner and a decrease in the share of the national partner.
She also stressed that “the Libyan state will not abide by any agreement of suspicious purpose and result, and is immune from all legal and material consequences”, promising that it will “apply to the judiciary”. Foreign Minister in the Government of National Unity Najla al-Mangush discussed with Italian Ambassador to Libya Giuseppe Puccini the logistical preparations for the visit of a high-level delegation led by Meloni, foreign and interior ministers, and a number of Italian government officials to Libya.