November 13, 2018 / 7:31 AM / 3 months ago

Libyan commander Haftar will attend meetings in Italy, not conference: Haftar’s command

A policeman stands guard inside Villa Igiea, the venue of the international conference on Libya in Palermo, Italy, November 12, 2018. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has arrived in Italy for meetings with heads of state, but will not attend a conference on Libya hosted by Rome, his command said on Tuesday.

Italy orgainsed the conference in Palermo, hoping it would resurrect U.N. efforts to stage elections in Libya. Haftar arrived in Palermo late on Monday but did not take part in the opening dinner.

Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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