Najla Al-Mangoush

The Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush said Friday on Twitter that she had discussed preparing for the reopening of a number of embassies of the Arab Gulf states to work from inside Libya, resuming flights with them, facilitating visa procedures and exempting diplomats from obtaining them, exchanging lands for embassies, and coordinating stances regarding common Arab issues.

The statement, which came at the end of an official tour in the Arab Gulf countries that began in Manama and ended in Jeddah, added that she had met with her counterparts who expressed their commitment and support for stabilizing Libya and restoring its role in the Arab region, and they agreed to raise the level of diplomatic cooperation.

She also said that the steps she was discussing with Arab Gulf states benefit Libyans in all areas of cooperation and investment, in addition to obtaining large support to end the transitional stages in Libya by holding national elections.

"Today, we can talk about the appropriate conditions in Libya for Arab investments, and a headquarters for regional offices for some Arab institutions, such as the Arab Tourism Organization, which is one of the institutions of the Arab League that expressed its intention to open its regional office in the Maghreb in Tripoli." Al-Mangoush explained. 

Al-Mangoush met on the sidelines of the 32nd Arab League Summit in Jeddah with the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Jassem Muhammad Al-Budaiwi. She hailed the Arab Gulf position and the Saudi initiative to open dialogue with Iran, and indicated that the Government of National Unity had welcomed this step to enhance stability in the region. She 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.