Today in Moscow the russians and the turks you will meet. On Syria, they already have a agreement, that might enhance marking the end of the bag Idlib: the last area that still resists the regime in Damascus. On Libya, the agreement has yet to be defined, but both countries have everything to gain in a partition that defines areas of influence and exploitation of oil resources. On January 8, Putin will be in Ankara to meet with Erdogan, and it is possible that the deal be closed at that summit, with the new Tsar, and the new Sultan ready to impose their role in the Mediterranean.
Italy is trying to recover the lost time, maybe you move too late, but is stepping up the action. Well this morning an airplane of the secret services, and it landed in Misrata. And after meetings with the two leaders in libya, the Foreign minister, Luigi Di Maio continues to move, to bring together the european efforts in a project to help Italian. He talked with his German colleague Max and with the high representative of the Eu Borrel, who in turn is committed to convince Paris to fall in line. The French minister Le Drian will have a conversation with Di Maio's return from travel in Mexico, while today it has an appointment with Mike Pompeo, the head of the us Department of State, who on Saturday spoke with a hardness on the libyan question. Phone interviews as well with Ankara and Cairo, the two powers disagree, which is what the Italian government calls for "concrete steps" to prevent the situation from worsening.
The realpolitik of the foreign ministry has two pillars. First of all, it is inevitable to recognise the role of Haftar, without sacrificing the support for the government of Tripoli. Then you have to insist to bring all parties to the libyan and foreign at the same table, where you can define a path that will put to silence the weapons. And the announced conference of Berlin, you can become the the time because all they are face-to-face.
Italy is ready to take the field as a special envoy of the government, a figure with a "political weight and diplomatic experience", but only after it was fixed the date of the Berlin conference. "I don't want our sent beginning his work with the conference - said Di Maio - : we fix the date of Berlin, and we understand if there is some solution, we give a hand, but think also of the role of Italy in Libya". For this, preparations are continuing for the visit of Haftar in Rome, which should take place by mid-January, with the aim of collecting the signs of availability shown by the general in the meeting with the minister of Foreign affairs.
The urgency, however, is to stop the fighting. Fed by the supplies of weapons coming from abroad, to the two rival armies. This was underlined by the spokesperson of High representative of the Eu Borrell: "in The light of the current escalation in Libya, mainly around Tripoli, the european Union reiterates its appeal to all the parties in libya to cease all military action and begin the political dialogue. All the members of the international community should observe and respect the"arms embargo of the Un."
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