The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Libya, Mohammed Al-Shamsi, announced on Wednesday the completion of the procedures for the visa requirements and the opening of the airspace between the two sides, as per the agreement with the Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah when he visited Abu Dhabi.

Al-Shamsi said in his meeting with Dbeibah that the UAE embassy will return to work from Tripoli and facilitate the granting of visas to Libyan citizens directly, according to a statement issued by the Government of National Unity.

The UAE ambassador reaffirmed his country's desire to develop economic and trade relations with Libya, as the two sides stressed their support for the initiative of the UN envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily to reach holding elections.

Al-Shamsi met on Tuesday the Head of the Presidential Council Mohammed Menfi and before that the Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush. He discussed with the former UAE's support for national reconciliation efforts and reaching elections this year, while with the latter, he reviewed ways of stabilizing Libya and support for Bathily's initiative.