Member of the European Affairs Committee in the Italian Parliament and commander of the "Forza Italia" movement, Alessandro Battilocchio, said that the role of the Italian contingent operating within the UNIFIL in southern Lebanon was indispensable in order to guarantee peace and stability in the region.
"We will fight against any attempt to withdraw the Italian contingent from southern Lebanon or reduce the number of its personnel," said the Italian official in an interview with the National News Agency.
"I visited the Italian contingent operating in southern Lebanon and witnessed its support for the citizens. I also met with Hezbollah officials who expressed their satisfaction with the role played by the Italian contingent despite their reservations against certain countries participating in the UN force," Battilocchio concluded.
Source: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY