The Tunisian President Kais Saied has appointed Al-Asad Al-Ajili as an ambassador to Libya to be based in Tripoli for the first time since 2014.
The Tunisian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the appointment of the ambassador comes as part of the annual diplomatic appointments.
Tunisia’s embassy in Tripoli has been vacant since 2014 and the consulate since 2015 due to bad security conditions. Tunisia summoned its then ambassador Rida Bukadi over the kidnap of two Tunisian diplomats in Libya.
The Tunisian embassy and consulate were reopened in April 2016 without appointing an ambassador based in Libya. In 2018, Tawfiq Al-Kasimi was appointed as a consul in Libya.