Italian FM arrives in Libya in boost to UN-backed govt


Italy’s foreign minister has arrived in Tripoli, marking the first visit by a European official to Libya since a UN-backed government convened in the capital.
Libyan officials say Paolo Gentiloni was received at Matiga airport on Tuesday by deputies of Fayez Serraj, the head of a unity government that Western countries hope can unite Libya and combat a powerful IS affiliate. Gentiloni is scheduled to meet with Serraj, who arrived in Tripoli on March 30 by sea after he was prevented from landing at the airport by a rival government backed by extremists.

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