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Sri Lanka will soon open up a mission in Libya

Colombo, 09 March, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lanka has formally decided to open up an Embassy in Libya.

Recently, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the decision to open up a Sri Lanka Embassy in Libya.

When Asian Tribune contacted Hussein Bhaila, Deputy Minister of Foreign Minister, he said that the Government has already approved the opening up of a mission in Libya and shortly the Foreign Ministry will be opening up it soon.

He said that at present they have logistic problems such as getting a place to start a mission in Tripoli.

It was recalled that when a Libyan Government delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Mathoon M. Mathoon, arrived in Sri Lanka last year and met Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse in Colombo, amongst the other things he assured that Libya will find suitable building to house the new Sri Lanka embassy in Tripoli.

Hussein Bhaila said that the Sri Lankan Embassy in Egypt is concurrently accredited to Libya and they will be making the initial arrangements to open up the Embassy in Libya.

He further said that once the Foreign Ministry is ready with the arrangements to open up the Embassy in Tripoli, then Sri Lanka President would be making the nomination for the position of Ambassador.

He further clarified once the name is received from the President it will be sent to the Parliamentary High Post Committee for approval. Once the Committee approves the name, it will be sent to Libya for their perusal and after receiving the necessary agremond only the new Sri Lanka Ambassadorial nominee will leave for Tripoli.

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