The Swiss ambassador to Libya, Joseph Ringli, presented a list to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU), including antiquities belonging to Libya, which the Swiss authorities had previously been able to seize inside Switzerland.

This announcement came in statements by the Director of the Antiquities Authority, Mohammed Faraj, to Hakomitna media platform of the GNU on Facebook.

Faraj confirmed that appointments had been set with the Libyan embassy in the Swiss capital, Bern, to receive the antiquities in an official ceremony, in preparation for their transfer to Tripoli and their delivery to the Libyan Antiquities Authority.

The Deputy Head of the Presidential Council, Abdullah Al-Lafi, reviewed earlier with the Swiss ambassador the international and local efforts related to the humanitarian situation in Derna, and the rest of the cities of eastern Libya affected by floods, according to the media office of the Presidential Council.

The Swiss ambassador also met with the other Deputy Head of the Presidential Council, Mossa Al-Koni, and expressed his country’s desire to help Libya during this stage by supporting the UN envoy Abdoulaye Bathily, adding that Switzerland was a member of the Security Council for this year, and vowing that it would work to stabilize Libya through the international working group.