The Vice Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Paul Huijts, has reaffirmed his country's position in support of peace and stability in Libya, and holding comprehensive elections that express the will of the Libyan people.
Huijts expressed in a meeting with the Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah in Tripoli his happiness at the opening of the new headquarters of the Dutch embassy in Tripoli after its expansion, while Dbeibah expressed his appreciation for the Libyan-Dutch bilateral relations, stressing the importance of facilitating the granting of visas to Libyan citizens.
Dbeibah stressed the importance of strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries, motivating Dutch companies to partner with the Libyan private sector, and expanding their activities in the Libyan market.
The embassy of the Netherlands and its offices in Libya were reopened on Monday during a ceremony held at the embassy's headquarters in the capital, Tripoli, in the presence of officials from the Dutch and Libyan ministries of foreign affairs and a number of ambassadors to Libya.
"Beyond diplomacy, our business ties with Libya hold immense potential. As continental gateways, we share common ground and opportunities in Renewable Energy. Let's seize them together! We extend gratitude to our Libyan partners for their close cooperation. Together, we've made remarkable progress in de-mining, social protection, and justice system strengthening. Let's continue building a peaceful future!” Dutch Vice Minister Paul Huijts said, according to a statement on Twitter by the embassy.
Huijts added that the Netherlands fully supports Libya and the UN in their pursuit of lasting peace through elections and inclusivity, adding that "Together, let's build a future where every voice matters."