Tunisia to reopen its embassy in Tripoli once Accord government is announced

The Foreign Minister of Tunisia, Khamis Al-Gehinawi
The Foreign Minister of Tunisia, Khamis Al-Gehinawi

The Foreign Minister of Tunisia, Khamis Al-Gehinawi, said his country will reopen its embassy in Tripoli, Libya, once the Government of National Accord (GNA) is announced.

Al-Gehinawi said, in a parliament session Monday, that once the GNA is announced, Tunisia will be the first country to reopen its embassy and consulate in Libya to provide the necessary service for the Tunisian community in there, who was already affected by the absence of Tunisian diplomatic presence.

“Even if we do not have official diplomatic attaché in Libya, we are still well informed about the general conditions of the Tunisian community in there.” Said the Tunisian FM, adding that the latest statistics showed that in 2014 more than 65 Tunisian nationals were in Libya.

In July 2014, Tunisia shut its embassy in Tripoli and its consulate in Benghazi and then followed that by closing its consulate in Tripoli a year later, in July 2015 due to lack of security.

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