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Algerian embassy in Libya to open in support of UN backed gov't

Algerian embassy in Libya to open in support of UN backed gov't

Algeria

Algeria hopes to reopen its embassy in Libya.

The information was unveiled by the Algerian Minister of Maghreb Affairs during a visit to Tripoli.

Libya has recently welcomed a number of European diplomats as the unity government seeks to cement its position after months of violence.

I hope that Algeria will become the first country to reopen its embassy in this lovely country.

“I am prime minister of a neighbouring country. I am the first African Arab minister to visit Tripoli. I hope that Algeria will become the first country to reopen its embassy in this lovely country,” said Abdelkader Messahel.

Most foreign embassies in Libya closed by mid-year 2014 due to violence between rival parties.

Algeria’s embassy in Libya had been the target of a bomb attack in January 2015 in which three people were killed.

Towards the end of 2016, Algiers had decided to stop flights from Tripoli until the establishment of a new order.

Several European countries are thinking about reopening their embassies in the north African country after the formation of the unity government.

The United Nations has already reopened its office in Tripoli.

AFP

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