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Greece to Open Consulate in Benghazi

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, following his meeting with the President of the Libyan House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh (Libya, 1 July 2020) Today I had the pleasure, here in Libya, of visiting the President of the country's only elected institution, the Libyan House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, who has already […]

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)

Tunisian Consulate to Re-Open Shortly

The Tunisian Interior Minister, Al Hadi Al Mahjoub, has announced that his country's consulate in Tripoli will reopen "soon". According from the report from LANA, the Minister gave no specific date, but said an official delegation was in Libya to arrange for the move. The diplomatic mission was closed last year because of the security […]

Tunisia Appoints Consul to Tripoli

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that Tunisia has officially appointed a new consul to Tripoli. A spokesperson for the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the news agency that Kacem Guesmi is expected to arrive in Tripoli "soon". Tunisia closed its Libyan embassy in June 2014 after ten of its diplomats were kidnapped. (Source: […]

Turkish Consulate in Misrata closed after Attack

The Turkish consulate in Misrata has been closed after a grenade attack on Monday morning, reports Xinhua. "A man wearing civilian clothes was monitored by the consulate's surveillance cameras in central Misrata. He attempted to cross the outer walls of the consulate, but failed. Then, he threw a hand grenade inside the consulate's courtyard," the […]

Tunisia to set up Consular Office at Ras Jedir

Tunisia is to set up a consular office at the Ras Jedir border crossing with Libya, according to a report from Libya Herald. This follows Tunisia's decision to close its consulate-general in Tripoli following the abduction of ten of its staff earlier this month. The Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taieb Baccouche (pictured), said “there […]

Tunisia Consular Staff Freed

Ten members of Tunisia's diplomatic staff, who were kidnapped in Libya a week ago, have been freed and have returned to Tunis today (Friday). Reuters reports that Tunisia, which had been one of the few countries to keep a diplomatic presence in Tripoli, has now shut down its consular operations in the city. No group […]

Video: Staff Kidnapped from Tunisian Consulate

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan militiamen kidnapped 10 staffers from Tunisia's consulate in Tripoli Friday after storming the mission, the government in Tunis said: