Netherlands to send permanent envoy to Libya

Netherlands to send permanent envoy to Libya

June 30, 2017 - 16:52
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Netherlands said on Thursday it will send a permanent envoy to Libya after three years of embassy closure in Tripoli due to security reasons.

The announcement was made following talks between Head of Presidency Council Fayaz Sirraj and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Foreign Minister Bert Koenders in The Hague.

Spokesperson of Dutch Foreign Ministry Chris Bakker said it was “too early to re-open the embassy in the Libyan capital.”

Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said a permanent diplomat was needed to follow the “complex situation” in Libya. Fayaz Sirraj arrived in The Hague on Wednesday. 

The Dutch government closed its mission in Tripoli in July 2014.