Mangoush says discussed return of Arab Gulf embassies to Tripoli, resumption of flights during regional tour

Alwasat - Cairo Fri 19 May 2023, 10:24 PM
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Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU) Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush said that she discussed the return of a number of Arab Gulf embassies to work from inside Libya, the resumption of flights, facilitating visa procedures and visa-free travel for diplomats during her tour of Gulf states this week.

This came in a tweet on Friday at the end of her official tour of Arab Gulf countries, which began in Bahrain and ended in Saudi Arabia on Friday.

Mangoush added, "The official visits to brotherly and friendly countries aimed to mobilize support for the stability of Libya, and the normal resumption of the work by diplomatic missions in Tripoli for the benefit of our citizens".

He noted that her visits also discussed "areas of cooperation and investment, and obtaining broad support to end the transitional stages in Libya by holding national elections."

She concluded: “Today, we can talk about the appropriate conditions in Libya for it to be a destination for Arab investments, and a headquarters for regional offices for some Arab institutions, such as the Arab Tourism Organization, which as an Arab League institution expressed its endeavor to open its regional office for the Maghreb in Tripoli.”

On the sidelines of the 32nd Arab Summit held in Jeddah on Friday, Mangoush met with the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Jassem Mohamed Al-Budaiwi, praising the Gulf's positions and the Saudi initiative to open dialogue with Iran.

She indicated that the GNU welcomed this step to enhance stability in the region and reaffirmed the importance of coordinating positions on common Arab issues.

Mangoush invited Al-Budaiwi to visit Libya to strengthen ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and to sign cooperation agreements in a number of fields.