Meloni in Tripoli as Italy ramps up anti-migration efforts

May 7, 2024 | International actors

On 7 May, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni arrived in Tripoli to meet with Prime Minister Abdul Hameed Dabaiba. They discussed issues of mutual cooperation including combatting illegal migration, energy and the political process. Three Memorandums of Understanding were also signed in the fields of health, higher education and scientific research, and sports and youth. They also agreed to hold the Italian Libyan Economic Forum at the end of October in Tripoli to support the private sector of the two countries. Meloni is expected to meet with Menfi later on 7 May and she is also expected to visit Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi after her Tripoli visit.