Libya’s Minister of International Cooperation, Mohamed Abdulaziz (pictured), has been appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The two ministries are to be merged, following their very brief separation by Prime Minister Zeidan when he announced his government at the end of October.
The decision follows the resignation at the start of January of Ali Al-Aujali who had originally been appointed as Foreign Minister but who never took up the post.
Libya Herald reports that although Zeidan himself has technically been Foreign Minister in the meantime, Abdulaziz has been acting Foreign Minister and is widely seen to have performed well in the job.
Congress may be asked to endorse the move because it involves merging two ministries it had separated, but no opposition is expected.
Abdulaziz has in the past served as a member of the Libyan Mission to the UN, and worked at the Crime Prevention Centre in Vienna.
(Source: Libya Herald)