Saudi Arabia

A Saudi delegation arrived in Tripoli on Sunday,  on an official visit aimed at preparing the necessary arrangements to reopen the embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Libyan capital, according to a statement by the Libyan Foreign Ministry. 

The Director of the Department of Administrative and Financial Affairs at the Foreign Ministry, Rashid Abu Ghafa, and the Director of the Department of Arab Affairs, Khalifa Al-Gaidi, received the Saudi delegation, headed by Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Shammari, Minister-designate and Deputy Director General of the General Department for Arab and African Countries Affairs.

Abu Ghafa reaffirmed the keenness of the Government of National Unity to strengthen bilateral relations and push them to broader horizons in a way that achieves joint interests. 

Saudi authorities closed the embassy and consulate in Tripoli in May 2014, and evacuated all staff of the diplomatic mission on board a private plane after the General National Congress building was attacked in May 2014, followed by a series of accelerating events that led to the outbreak of large-scale fighting in different cities of the country.