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Newsline: Algeria hopes to be first to reopen embassy in Libya

Algeria hopes to reopen its Libya embassy soon, the country’s minister of Maghreb affairs said as he visited Tripoli in the latest show of support for the UN-backed government. Algeria hosted several rounds of UN-brokered Libyan peace talks that helped paved the way for a December power-sharing deal under which the Government of National Accord (GNA) was formed. “An Algerian ambassador will be appointed for Libya very soon,” Abdelkader Messahel told a Tripoli joint news conference with GNA deputy premier Ahmed Maiteeq. “I hope that Algeria will be the first country to reopen its embassy” in Libya. Libya has been in turmoil since the 2011 uprising that ousted and killed dictator Muammar Gaddafi and the jihadist Islamic State group has set up a bastion in the country.



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