Libya : France appoints embassador to Tripoli and reopen its embassy soon

A car bomb damaged the French Embassy and injured two French guards in Tripoli on 23 April, 2013. Photo : EPA

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – The new French Ambassador to Libya said on Monday that the French embassy will resume its work in the capital Tripoli “very soon.”

Beatrice le Fraper du Hellen made the remarks when submitting her credentials to the UN-backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj.

Du Hellen stressed the importance of the relations between France and Libya, saying France supports the efforts of the Libyan government to establish security and stability in the country, according to the information office of the Prime Minister.

Serraj also highlighted the close ties between the two countries, hailing “France’s supportive position for stability and the democratic path in Libya.”

Most foreign embassies and missions to Libya have left since 2014 when violent clashes between rival armed groups broke out in the capital Tripoli, leading to lingering political division across the country.

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