Seven years after the closure of Spain’s embassy in Tripoli, Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez on a visit to Tripoli on Thursday disclosed that the two sides will be reopening Spain’s embassy in Libya’s capital city.
Sanchez disclosed this at a press conference in Tripoli during his visit.
France and Greece in recent months had also announced the reopening of their embassies in the country.
These developments come after Libya lost out on many bilateral relations with other nations due to 2011 NATO-backed uprising that ended Muammar Gadaffi’s reign.
The Spanish Prime Minister said Spain also wanted to support Libya’s election process, and would “contribute to the Libyan ceasefire monitoring mechanism.”
Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, Libya’s interim Prime Minister and wealthy businessman, said he wanted to “encourage Spanish businesses operating in Libya to expand their activities.”