On Thursday, an Egyptian diplomatic delegation, headed by deputy assistant Foreign Minister for Libyan Affairs Ahmed Abdel Hamid, held talks with the acting head of the Municipal Council in Benghazi to discuss the procedures related to the reopening of the Egyptian consulate in the city during the next period.
The talks were attended by many representatives of the Benghazi office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The Egyptian delegation, during the meeting, discussed with the Libyan officials all procedures required for opening the Egyptian consulate in Benghazi, in addition to redressing the legal status of Egyptian workers in coordination with the Libyan concerned authorities”
They also stressed the importance of enhancing bilateral cooperation between Egypt and Libya at various levels.
The meeting comes within Egypt’s preparations to reopen its Embassy in Libya after a six-year closure and a step towards enhancing political, economic, and security cooperation with Libya authorities.
Egypt closed its Tripoli embassy in 2014, the year when many foreign missions in the capital shut down during an intensifying conflict that saw rival governments set up in Tripoli and in the east of Libya.