Monday, May 20

France Reopens Embassy in Libya

Tripoli_ After being closed for seven years the French embassy opened on Monday in Tripoli marking a trend of reviving of diplomatic business in the county and normalization of relations between Libya and the rest of the world.

The French ambassador Béatrice le Fraper du Hellen was upbeat and optimistic about the future of bi-lateral relations as she opened the doors of the embassy for work.

Ms. du Hellen told the Libyan News Agency “I am willing to strongly work for the strengthening of relations with Libyan authorities and the Libyan people.”

“We have been honored as the first country to be visited by the President of the Presidential Council Mr. Mohamed Menfi and his Deputy Mousa Elkouni,” she added.

During a meeting in Paris with both Menfi and Elkouni on 23 March, President Emmanuel Macron said his country would reopen the embassy Monday 29. The embassy was closed along with many others in August and September 2014 after factional war erupted in the capital Tripoli.(LANA)

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