Holland, S.Korea, and Hungary reopen embassies in Libya’s capital

Ambassador of the Netherlands to Libya Eric Strating (Photo: Social media)

Hungary, the Netherlands and South Korea have reopened their embassies in Tripoli after a three-year closure, a Libyan security official said Wednesday.

“The embassies of the Netherlands, Hungary and South Korea began their official functions in Tripoli after a closure of more than three years.” Wissam Jama, head of the Diplomatic Security Service of the Interior Ministry, told Xinhua.

Dutch Ambassador Eric Strating personally opened his country’s embassy in Tripoli on Wednesday, Jama added.

“Diplomats resumed work at their embassies in Tripoli following the security, stability and expelling of most of the militias and outlaws from the capital. Great efforts have been made by the diplomatic security forces to secure embassies in Tripoli,” Jama said.

Most foreign embassies and diplomatic missions to Libya left Tripoli following the heavy fighting that erupted in 2014 between rival armed groups, which led to the current political division in Libya.

Most foreign embassies and diplomatic missions, including the UN Support Mission in Libya, have moved to neighboring Tunisia.

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