UK reopens Libya embassy in Tripoli after nearly eight years

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The United Kingdom officially reopened its embassy in Libya after temporarily suspending operations almost eight years ago. British ambassador to Libya Caroline Hurndall made the announcement during a speech delivered in Tripoli on Sunday at a party celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday, tweeting that she was “delighted” to do so. The embassy’s reopening comes amid international pressure on Libya’s rival governments – one in the capital Tripoli in the west and the other in Tobruk in the east – to hold long-delayed presidential elections that failed to go ahead in December as sched…

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