The Japanese embassy in Libya announced Monday the reopening of its embassy in Tripoli, citing improved security situation in Libya after nearly ten years of hiatus.

“The embassy, which had been closed since 2014, will focus on coordination with the Libyan government for the time being to operate with the minimum size of personnel.” The Foreign Ministry added. 

The Japanese embassy said Japan pledged to strengthen bilateral relations with Libya and “raise them to the highest levels ever.” It indicated that consular services will be provided at a temporary office in Tunisia for Libya’s affairs. 

It is noteworthy that a number of embassies recently announced the resumption of work from inside Libya after leaving the country in 2014 due to the lack of security and instability at the time.