The politician and former Libyan ambassador to Qatar, Abdel Monsef Hafiz Al-Buri, died on Wednesday at the age of 75, after suffering from illness.
Al-Buri was born in the city of Benghazi in 1947. He held bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Cairo University, and wrote a number of books, most notably 'The Italian Invasion of Libya'.
Al-Buri was a prominent opponent of the former regime and held the position of deputy head of the office of the Libya Salvation Front in the United States, co-founded the Libyan Movement for Change and Reform in 1994, and served as editor-in-chief of 'Libyan Affairs' magazine.
The former transitional council appointed Al-Buri in 2012 as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the State of Qatar.