Foreign Minister Najla Al-Manqoush on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the building of the Libyan embassy in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, which, in addition to the embassy, will also ​​house the headquarters of the permanent Libyan mission to the African Union.

The Minister delivered a speech on this occasion, stressing the importance for the Libyan embassy and the permanent Libyan mission to function from Addis Ababa, which hosts the AU headquarters and other regional offices and centres.

Al-Manqoush commended the efforts of the AU to achieve unity among African nations, accelerate political, economic, and social integration among the countries of the continent, and strengthen solidarity relations between its people.

She also expressed her gratitude for the efforts of the Libyan embassy staff to enhance cooperation relations between the Libyan state and the Republic of Ethiopia and the services they provide to the citizens, according to a statement by the Foreign Ministry's media office.