Libya’s Foreign Minister to Reduce Diplomatic Staff Abroad

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On Thursday, Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of National Unity (GNU), Najla Al-Mangoush presented her ministry’s work programme to Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba.

In a statement, the ministry’s media office quoted Al-Mangoush as saying that she intends to “appoint new ambassadors, and reduce staff numbers in accordance with the requirements of the current stage,” without giving further details in this regard.

Al-Mangoush indicated that it would consider reducing the number of diplomatic attaches in each embassy.

She pointed out the programme includes submitting weekly evaluation reports about each embassy abroad, in accordance with the diplomatic corps, applicable laws, and MoFA regulations.

Al-Mangoush is the first woman to hold the position of Foreign Minister in Libya.