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Czech Embassy in Tripoli to Close

By John Lee. The Czech Republic will reportedly close its embassy in Tripoli from 1st September. According to Radio Praha, the embassy has been operating from Tunis since April 2015, due to the security situation. It quotes the Czech Foreign Ministry as saying that it sees no immediate prospect of improvement in security. (Source: Radio […]

Personnel Changes at British Embassy

By John Lee. The British Embassy in Tripoli has announced that Fleur Wilson has joined their team as the new Deputy Ambassador, replacing Angus McKee. In a tweet, Wilson said “I look forward to exploring #Libya and promoting a better future for the Libyan people.” Also moving on is Matty O’Kelly, who is joining the […]

Tunisia reopens Consulate in Tripoli

By John Lee. Tunisia has reportedly reopened its consulate in Tripoli. The country had closed its mission 2015 after its mission was stormed and ten staff were kidnapped. According to the report from Reuters, the Italian and Turkish embassies as well as the UN mission are among the few currently open in Libya. (Source: Reuters)

Libya recruits 500 Diplomatic Security Personnel

By John Lee. Libya’s Tropoli-based Interior Ministry has reportedly approved the recruitment of 500 new security personnel to protect foreign embassies and missions in Libya. Col. Wissam Al-Jama, the head of the diplomatic security service, told Xinhua that the new recruits will receive “substantial training.” He added that a number of EU embassies will reopen […]

Serraj Opens Embassy in US, Meets Trump and Tillerson

US President Donald Trump met on Friday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj [Faiez Serraj] to discuss the bilateral relationship between the United States and Libya and opportunities for future partnerships. President Trump underscored the United States’ continued support for the Government of National Accord and the United Nations-facilitated efforts to achieve political reconciliation in […]

Turkey Reopens Libyan Embassy

By John Lee. Turkey has reopened its embassy in Tripoli, two-and-a-half years after closing it due to the security situation in the country. It is the second country to reopen its diplomatic mission in the country, following Italy earlier this month. Turkey’s ambassador, Ahmet Aydın Doğan, had been based in Tunisia during the embassy’s closure, while […]