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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 […]

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 […]

No Plans to Reopen Russian Embassy

By John Lee. Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister has said that the country is not planning to reopen its embassy in Libya, due to security concerns. Mikhail Bogdanov (pictured) told Sputnik: “To date, there is neither Russian military nor civilian presence in Libya. For now, we are not planning to restore it, including on security grounds. […]

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: […]

France Considers Re-Opening Tripoli Embassy

By John Lee. France's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Marc Ayrault (pictured), spoke by phone on Thursday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj and Martin Kobler, the UN Secretary-General’s special representative. He applauded the progress made in the political process with the establishment of the Libyan Prime Minister and members of the Presidential […]