Morocco to reopen its consulate in Libya closed eight years ago

Morocco to reopen its consulate in Libya closed eight years ago

An official Moroccan delegation is currently in Tripoli to oversee the reopening of the Moroccan consulate in Libya after an eight-year closure, the Libyan Foreign Ministry announced.

The Libyan Foreign Ministry announced that the Moroccan delegation arrived Saturday January 29 in Tripoli, in preparation for the reopening of the Moroccan Consulate in Tripoli.

The visit is part of the efforts of the government of national unity to support cooperation mechanisms between Morocco and Libya, and to consolidate and strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, the Foreign Ministry said.

Following a series of meetings held last year, the joint Libyan-Moroccan consular commission agreed on many issues, including facilitating the granting of visas for nationals of the two countries and the launch of direct flights.

Rabat contributed to restore stability in Libya as it hosted several intra-Libya talks that paved the way for the establishment of the UN-backed Government of National Unity (GNU).

Libya has suffered from violence and insecurity since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Years of armed conflict have led to the closure of most foreign missions and embassies in the country.

After Libya regained a somehow stability since March last year after the establishment of the GNU, several countries have re-opened their foreign missions.

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