Wednesday, 11 December 2019 | 06:35 WIB

Three Embassies Reopened after A Three-year Closure

Kota Tripoli

TRIPOLI, NETRALNEWS.COM - The embassies of the Netherlands, Hungary and South Korea have formally resumed work in the Libyan capital city of Tripoli, after a three-year closure, a Libyan security official said, Wednesday (10/18/2017).

The three offices of the three countries were once closed due to security issues in Libya.

"The embassies of the Netherlands, Hungary and South Korea began their official functions in Tripoli after a closure of more than three years," Wissam Jama, Head of the Diplomatic Security Service at the Libyan Interior Ministry, told Xinhua.

Further Jama said the Dutch Ambassador Eric Strating has reopened their representatives in Tripoli.

"The Dutch Ambassador Eric Strating personally opened his country's embassy in Tripoli on Wednesday," added Jama.

"Diplomats resumed work at their embassies in Tripoli following the security, stability and expelling of most of the militias and outlaws from the capital. Great efforts have been made by the diplomatic security forces to secure embassies in Tripoli," said he.

Most foreign embassies and diplomatic missions in Libya left Tripoli due to the emergence of a fierce battle in Tripoli in 2014 between rival armed groups, making politics in Libya divided.

Most embassies and diplomatic missions, including the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, have moved to neighboring Tunisia.