Tunisia to reopen embassy in Tripoli in support for GNA

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Tunisia on Monday announced the reopening of its embassy and consulate in the Libyan capital following the arrival there of a UN-backed unity government.

Tunisia closed its diplomatic missions in neighbouring Libya in 2014 when a militia alliance seized Tripoli and set up a government and parliament opposed to the internationally recognised administration.

Prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj arrived Wednesday in the Libyan capital drawing the fury of the Tripoli government, but also praise and pledges of allegiance from several fronts.
The Tunisian embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli on April 17, 2014

Tunisia’s foreign ministry said as a result it was reopening the Tunisian embassy and consulate in Tripoli in a bid “to support the political process in Libya”.

It was not immediately clear if the mission had in fact reopened or if it was about to resume work.

Last year Tunisia reopened its consulate in Tripoli but closed it again following the abduction of 10 staff members.

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