Algeria to Re-open Embassy in Libya Soon

The Algerian Foreign Minister informed lawmakers Tuesday that the North African country’s embassy in Tripoli will reopen soon.
“Algeria will be in Tripoli soon,” Abdelkader Messahel told the Algerian parliament.

However, Messahel made a similar announcement last year following a visit in Tripoli, but the embassy is still closed.
Algeria closed its embassy in 2014, as did many other countries, over security concerns.

The Algerian embassy was target of a deadly bomb attack in 2015 in which three people were killed.

Unlike Algeria, Kuwait is still reluctant to reopen its mission in Tripoli. The Kuwaiti deputy foreign minister Khalid Al-Jarallah has refuted a report from the Libyan Presidency Council (PC) that Kuwait is planning to reopen its embassy in Tripoli, Libya Herald reports.

Jarallah told local Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida that no date had been set for a reopening of the diplomatic mission.

The PC made the statement last week following a meeting between Faiez Serraj and Kuwaiti ambassador to Libya Mubarak Al-Adwani.
Jarallah clarified that Al-Adwani went to Tripoli to inspect the embassy building and check the security situation in the Libyan capital.

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