British Embassy to Libya to return to Tripoli: ambassador

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-17 00:30:53|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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TRIPOLI, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- British Ambassador to Libya Peter Millett on Thursday revealed that the British embassy is prepared to return to the Libyan capital Tripoli from Tunisia.

Millett made the remarks during a meeting with Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad M'etig in Tripoli to discuss cooperation between the two countries and the latest political developments, said the media office of the Libyan UN-backed government.

"The Ambassador reiterated the support of his country and the international community to the Government of National Accord during a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad M'etig on Thursday," the office said in a release.

The British envoy confirmed that "serious steps" are being taken in coordination with his government to transfer the embassy's visa office from Tunisia to Tripoli, in preparation for resuming the embassy's work in Tripoli, it added.

But no date was disclosed for the return of the British embassy to Tripoli.

Most foreign embassies and missions to Libya, including the UN Support Mission in Libya, moved to neighboring Tunisia in 2014 following the violent clashes in Tripoli between rival armed groups, which created the current political division in the country.

Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Sayala told Xinhua recently that 30 foreign embassies have already returned to Libya so far after more than three years of closure.