Italy reopens embassy in Tripoli, GNA Foreign Minister announces

Mohammed Sayala, Libya’s GNA Foreign Minister

Italy’s Ambassador to Libya will present his credentials to the Foreign Ministry and Administration of Diplomatic Affairs of the Government of National Accord and will resume work in the embassy in Tripoli on Tuesday, The GNA Foreign Minister, Mohammed Sayala said Monday.

In a joint press conference Monday afternoon with the Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, Sayala said that he and the Italian minister discussed and agreed on reopening the Italian embassy on Tuesday so that Italy becomes the first country to resume diplomatic works in Libya in more than 2 years.

He added that the Italian Interior Minister, Minniti, also promised to quicken the resumption of allowing Libyans to obtain visas to Italy from the embassy in Tripoli and he said, “my country will do everything to facilitate the obtaining of visas by Libyan nationals.”

Sayala also indicated that they agreed on Italy’s intention to fund development projects in Libya, especially in the south, saying that they also discussed cooperation on the security level.

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