Blinken says US ‘actively’ working to re-establish diplomatic presence in Libya

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Tashkent on March 01, 2023 [Uzbek Presidency/Anadolu Agency]

The United States is "actively" working on re-establishing a diplomatic presence in Libya, US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said on Wednesday, although he declined to provide an exact time on when the US embassy can be reopened, Reuters reports. Libya has had little peace since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that ousted Muammar Gaddafi and it split in 2014 between rival eastern and western factions, with the last major bout of conflict ending in 2020 with a ceasefire. Washington shut its embassy in Tripoli in 2014, and moved to its mission to neighbouring Tunis following intensifying violence between rival factions. US Special Envoy for Libya, Richard Norland, has operated out of the Tunisian capital, and took occasional trips into Libya. […] Source

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