“Non credo che sia un'idea praticabile quella della divisione della Libia: porterebbe ad una maggiore instabilità". Lo ha detto il premier italiano, Paolo Gentiloni parlando al Center for Strategic and International Studies di Wasgington. Una prospettiva pericolosa non solo per Egitto e Tunisia, ma anche per la stessa Europa. Il premier ha sottolineato invece l’esigenza di "mantenere una leadership congiunta di Italia e Usa" volta a puntellare il governo di Tripoli per evitare la penetrazione dell’Isis e di altri gruppi terroristici.

Dividing Libya into two separate states would increase instability and threaten the region as well as Europe, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday. "I don’t think that the division of Libya in two different parts...is a good idea because this could bring further destabilization and further external intervention," Gentiloni stated in remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The possible partition of Libya has been raised multiple times during the country’s current conflict, including by members of US President Donald Trump’s administration. On April 10, The Guardian reported that Sebastian Gorka, an assistant to the US president, suggested dividing Libya in the weeks leading to Trump's inauguration. Gentiloni said partitioning the country would have dangerous consequences for Egypt and Tunisia as well as Europe. He said the United States and Italy should work together to back the UN-recognized government in Tripoli and stabilize the country to prevent Islamic State (banned in Russia) and other terror groups from taking advantage of the conflict.