Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte said, in an interview over the weekend, that foreign military intervention would not resolve the ongoing conflict in Libya. He further warned that it might lead to a "humanitarian crisis" and an increase in refugees, including from Libya, trying to make their way to Europe. Conte said that the international community should press all the sides to enter a dialogue to end the fighting.
Libya is a former Italian colony. Today, Italian energy companies are significant players in Libya's oil sector.