Rome – In a special interview with the National News Agency, Italian writer and expert on international affairs, Ugo Tramballi, welcomed the visit of Lebanon’s Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Minister, Nassif Hitti, to Italy to solicit Italian officials’ views towards Lebanon.
“Italy and our forces in southern Lebanon stand by the Lebanese people to overcome their crisis and restore their stability…Lebanon’s stability is essential to the stability of the region. Hence, Italy welcomes the visit of the Lebanese Foreign Minister, Nassif Hitti,” he said.
“Italy was the one to initiate the peacekeeping mission in Lebanon,” Tramballi went on. “Our soldiers at UNIFIL have stood for many years alongside the citizens of Lebanon and helped the state extend its influence and control,” he added.
“Italy, France, and the European Union do not impose any conditions on Lebanon, for these countries view Lebanon from a loving and appreciative perspective,” assured the Italian writer.
“Lebanon is still an open and pluralistic country and enjoys freedom of opinion and peaceful coexistence between its sects,” he asserted.
“However, Lebanon must make the necessary reforms and rid itself of sectarian quotas, at which time everyone will be by its side,” Tramballi corroborated.
Source: National News Agency