Hajer Al-Nami

Libya's new Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, Hajer Amr Al-Nami, presented a copy of her credentials to Omani Minister of Foreign Affairs Badr bin Hamad Al-Borsaidi on Wednesday.

Minister Al-Borsaidi welcomed the new ambassador and wished her success and for the relations between Oman and Libya further development and growth.

Ambassador Al-Nami conveyed the greetings of Foreign Minister Najla Al-Manqoush, pledging to work to strengthen the relationship and cooperation between the two countries.

Ambassador Hajar is the daughter of Omar Al-Nami, a scholar and writer who graduated from Cambridge in 1971 and returned to his country as a freedom activist.

In 1973 Libya witnessed extensive arrests by the former regime of Muammar Gaddafi under the slogan "Cultural Revolution."

Omar was among hundreds of intellectuals and students who the regime arbitrarily detained.

Upon his release, Al-Nami was forced to leave his homeland for the United States before settling in Japan.

During his exile, he wrote poetry about his country and his childhood.

After a year in exile, he returned to Libya but decided to walk away from the anarchy of politics and shift to sheep grazing in his home town Nalut.

Nevertheless, prison doors were open before him once again, but this time, Al-Nami didn't have the chance to tell the rest of his story.

His family heard no news of him since 1986, and his fate remains unknown.