Italian Embassy Reopens in Tripoli

Italy is reopen its embassy in Tripoli.

In a statement on Monday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said:

After two years, Italy will again become operational in Libya with an ambassador scheduled to present letters of credence to the local government tomorrow.

"The reopening of the embassy in Tripoli is a very important sign of friendship with the Libyan people, all the Libyan people, and is also a strong sign of confidence in the Country’s stabilisation process. The ambassador-designate is one of the most knowledgeable people of the Mediterranean region and its political issues: this is why he was chosen.

"We are working to achieve tangible results in combating illegal immigration and human trafficking and in controlling the migrant transit points on the southern border between Libya and Niger.

"Compatibly with assuring security conditions, we also aim to improve trade between our two Countries, strengthen connections between Italian and Libyan businesses and promote investment opportunities, also with a view to renewing the drilling infrastructure and the bilateral cooperation in the field of renewable energy sources and unconventional hydrocarbons.

Claudia Gazzini, Senior Libya Analyst at International Crisis Group, commented that Italy was the last EU country to close its embassy in 2015, and is now the first to reopen.

(Sources: Italian Foreign Ministry, Claudia Gazzini)

One Response to Italian Embassy Reopens in Tripoli

  1. YouMosbah 11th January 2017 at 7:50 am #

    Well come as friends but not as in 1911 or 2011 !!!
    Libya is no more your south sea shore nor it is place for any army bases or troops,
    We Libyans will not accept any kind of intervention on our land Libya,
    P Lease keep in mind that we are the generations of OMAR ALMOKHTAR and we want peace and good relations with Italian people without any games or stupid political steps,
    Please concentrate on the benefits of the two friendly people Libyans and Italians and Italy must compensate Libyans and to build new peaceful fruitful bridge across the MD sea,
    Good Luck

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