Liberia and Libya have resumed diplomatic relations. According to a Foreign Ministry release issued Wednesday, Liberia’s intention to restore diplomatic ties with Libya is in the spirit of the Malabo Declaration of November 2016 and the cordial ties that existed between the two countries over the years.
The Liberian Government severed diplomatic relations with Libya on June 14, 2011.
Meanwhile, the Liberian Government has introduced Mr. Mohamed Omar Mohamed Talbi, Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Libya and Special Envoy of the Government of National Accord of Libya to ECOBANK as an “authorized representative” to discuss matters relating to accounts held by the Libyan Government with the bank in Liberia.
Earlier, in a Diplomatic Note to his Liberian counterpart, Foreign Minister Marjon V. Kamara, the Foreign Minister of Libya, Mr. Mohamed El Taher Seyala, stated that Ambassador Talbi was sent to Liberia based on a conversation with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on the margins of the African Union Summit on Maritime Safety and Security and Development convened in Lomé, Togo, last October.
Predicated on his discussion with the Liberian President, Foreign Minister Seyala, in his communication to Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara, said that “Special Envoy Talbi is authorized to conduct all necessary arrangements to reopen our embassy in Monrovia.”