The British Ambassador announced the official reopening of the Embassy in Libya tonight.
Cairo – Middle Gate Sunday 05 June 2022, 07:21 pm
The British ambassador to Libya, Caroline Hurndall, announced this evening, Sunday, that the embassy in the capital, Tripoli, would be “officially reopened” “tonight,” considering it “a testament to the UK’s commitment to Libya.”
“I am proud to announce the official reopening of the British Embassy in Libya tonight, a testament to the UK’s commitment to Libya,” Horndall tweeted. He stressed that the United Kingdom “will continue to work with Libyans and the United Nations to reach a lasting political solution for Libya.”
The announcement of the reopening of the British Embassy in Libya coincides with Queen Elizabeth II’s ‘Platinum Jubilee’ celebrations in the UK, and the security situation worsens more than eight years after she left the capital, Tripoli, in 2014. And the intensity of the political crisis that ensued.
The most important embassies returning to Tripoli
With the official reopening of the embassy in Tripoli, the British Embassy joins the embassies of France, Germany, Spain, Greece, Malta, the European Union and the Emirates, which have been officially reopened by the heads of government, agencies and diplomatic missions in those countries. National unity had already begun to operate from the Libyan capital during the government.
On March 23, 2021, the French President announced the reopening of the French Embassy in Libya, while former German Foreign Minister Haiko Mass opened the German Embassy on September 9, 2021, and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on June 3, 2021. And the United Arab Emirates announced the opening of its embassy in Tripoli last January.
Serious action by the British ambassador to Libya
Since taking over the leadership of the British Embassy in Libya, Ambassador Carolyn Hurndall has recorded intense activities with various local and diplomatic actors to mobilize support for the political process to resolve the Libyan crisis.
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The British ambassador is playing a leading role in advancing diplomatic efforts to mobilize support for the UN-led political process in Libya, and is becoming more convinced of the need to complete the roadmap that Libyans believe will culminate in the planned presidential and parliamentary elections.
A statement issued by Ambassador Carolyn Horndall on December 23, 2021 provoked widespread reactions in Libya, emphasizing that “maintaining momentum is a priority” when he reaffirmed that the United Kingdom does not support “any action that undermines the political process in Libya.” Towards fair and inclusive elections, ”after the postponement of the first round of the presidential election scheduled for December 24.
A few days ago, the British Embassy in Libya urged the House of Representatives and the State Supreme Council to continue to move forward on the constitutional basis necessary for holding the elections, stressing the need for both to show progress towards this goal. The end of the second round of constitutional track meetings in Cairo, according to a tweet posted through his Twitter account on May 22nd.
As the political crisis in Libya intensifies, the United Kingdom considers maintaining stability to be “the number one priority in Libya” at the current stage, ending with a road map approved by the Political Dialogue on June 22.
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