By Libya Herald Reporter.
Tripoli, 3 May 2016:
Italy has sent suupplies of medical aid to treat 20,000 patients in hospitals in Benghazi . . .[restrict]over the next three months, according to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The aid, part of package worth €2.4 million and provided by the ministry, is aimed to deal with the severe medical shortages in Libya’s second city.
The dispatch of the aid follows that of food supplies and health kits taken to Tripoli on 12 April by Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, when he flew in to the Libyan capital for talks with Faiez Serraj and other members of the Presidency Council. The latest package has also been sent to Tripoli but is to be transferred to Benghazi.
“Italy is responding to requests from the new Libyan authorities. Besides political support, we are committed on all fronts to support the stabilisation and the peace process in Libya,” Gentiloni said in a foreign ministry statement. [/restrict]