Libyan Premier urges Spain to reopen embassy over enhanced security in Tripoli

Embassies of Netherlands, Hungary and South Korea in Libya returned to Tripoli last week after more than three years of closure due to deteriorating security conditions in the country.

Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj on Monday called for a prompt return of the Spanish Embassy in Libya to resume its mission.

According to the prime minister’s media office, Al-Serraj made the remarks during the accreditation of the new Spanish Ambassador to Libya Francisco de Miguel.

“Al-Serraj expressed hope that the Spanish embassy would resume its work in the capital Tripoli as soon as possible, stressing that the ambassador’s exercise of his duties in Tripoli will have a positive impact on the development of relations between Libya and Spain,” the media office said.

Miguel confirmed Madrid’s support for Al-Serraj’s administration and effort to achieve stability in Libya, stressing Spain’s aspiration to develop cooperation with Libya in all fields, the office said.

Embassies of Netherlands, Hungary and South Korea in Libya returned to Tripoli last week after more than three years of closure due to deteriorating security conditions in the country.

Most foreign embassies and missions left Tripoli in July 2014, following the outbreak of violent clashes between rival armed groups, which created the current political division in the country.

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