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Tunisia reopens its embassy in Tripoli

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The Tunisian foreign ministry announced, Monday, reopening its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, after being closed in 2015 following the abduction of staff.

The Foreign ministry said in a statement that “following the arrival of the Presidential Council (PC( of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, and based on our diligence to support the political process in Libya, promote consensus between Libyan brothers, Tunisia announces the reopening of its diplomatic mission and consulate in Tripoli”.

“The decision is based on the historic fraternal relation linking Tunisian and Libyan nations, and Tunisia’s permanent commitment to support Libyans and their efforts to restore security and stability, and maintain Libya’s sovereignty and national unity”, the statement said.

It added that “the decision also falls within the ongoing concern for interests of Tunisians living in Libya, provide the best conditions, contribute in developing cooperation between both countries across different fields”.

On another side, the British ambassador to Libya, Peter Millet, said, on Twitter, that there is no immediate plan for reopening the British embassy in Libya.

He added that “we are closely following progress made by the Presidential Council (PC) in Tripoli, I am hoping to visit it soon”.

The British embassy in Libya closed, in August 2014, and left Tripoli due to clashes erupted in the city.