the events of recent days are likely to change irremediably the fate of the middle eastern region. The millions of people that have filled the squares in iran to celebrate the disappearance of the iranian general Kassem Soleimani are the tangible sign of a chaos in which affect variables, complex and articulated, in a frame, however, in which the long wave of the arab Spring still has a determining weight. To show the iraqi young people who have occupied Tahrir Square on 25 October. This is demonstrated by the young lebanese who are on the streets for months.
The raid the Usa and the violent response of Teheran, which Italy strongly condemns, and that puts in danger the safety of our military employees in the Coalition anti-Daesh, are now at risk of opening a crack which cannot be remedied. At the same time, developments on the ground in Libya, and the recent bombing at the military Academy in Tripoli lead us into the scenery of a familiar unsettling, albeit in different forms and different content.
After years of immobility and difficulties in the Italian system, we are facing an important crossroads. The extraordinary work of our technicians, of the diplomatic corps, military personnel and of our equipment intelligence is out of the question. More questionable, however, is the ability shown by the policy in knowing how to integrate and make the system and these qualities and skills. I think it is time to look forward and plan, because the junction in question casts a choice very clear before us: either we start to make the team, or there relegheremo into a corner with no way out.
indeed, it is Not acceptable that in relation to the outbreaks of these days, someone tries to polarize the public debate around the dualism of the emotional of fear, and therefore violence. The reflection must inevitably be more profound. There are stakeholders for whom to cheer, this is not the natural vocation of our Country. There are but alliances, like the Atlantic, which help to trace the path to follow. And there is the will to act as mediators and facilitators of a dialogue that, especially in Libya, should not and cannot remain anchored to the pole. Libya, first of all, for our Country the theme of national security.
And it is this conviction that has prompted me to take action for the reunification of the positions of all the european partners, with the awareness that the process of Berlin is a milestone, but also that it is a necessary step to plan as soon as possible.
It was a first step, on which we must not get excited, but that must not be underestimated, because it has reopened a road that up until yesterday seemed to be closed. In these hours, the president of the libyan Serraj, in fact, has met in Brussels, the high representative of the Eu, Josep Borrell. On Tuesday, myself, at the end of the european summit, I flew to Turkey to meet with my counterpart Cavousoglu, with which we identified the opportunity to open a consultation table with the Turkey, which also involves Moscow.
in Parallel, are continuous contacts of our government and the Eu and also with general Haftar, who we meet, and with the United Arab Emirates. I have also just concluded an important meeting in Cairo, where I met the egyptian minister Shoukry and the minister of French, cypriot, and Greek. To these I have reaffirmed that every effort should go towards the support of the Berlin conference. At the same time, as Italy, we have expressed more of a concern in regard to the final declaration of the summit, appeared significant imbalance to the detriment of the government of president Serraj recognized by the United Nations. Our invitation was, therefore, again addressed to the moderation and responsibility.
Today, also, I will be in Algiers, and in the next few days in Tunisia, in the belief that it is essential to also involve the neighboring Countries to Libya to start a healthy process of stabilisation in the region. United states (with which we are doing now, the usual strategic Dialogue, bilateral in Rome), Russia, Turkey and Egypt, among all, are and must continue to be for the Eu interlocutors. Get together yesterday in Brussels has been an important occasion to reaffirm this. Only rejoining all under the umbrella of the european we can put a stop to the interference of the individual States, and then working together to a total embargo by land, sea and air that bring the Libya how much less to a truce.
This is what he is doing in Italy. There are those who continue to say that we arrived with a delay, that the times are tight, that there is nothing more to do. I can share the first two evaluations, not the third. Minister of Foreign affairs, and a citizen of this Country I have duties for you to fulfill, regardless of the criticism, and attacks newspapers that every day I turn. I am convinced that Italy, after some silence too, today still has a lot to say. Only needs to regain confidence in itself, abandoning the colours of their flags policies and to play, as I have already said, on the team. Only at that point can we truly measure our value in the world.
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