Former Libyan MP Appointed Ambassador to Holland

The former Libyan MP, Ziad Daghim
The former Libyan MP, Ziad Daghim

The former Libyan MP, Ziad Daghim has assumed the role of Libya’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, after being expelled from the Libyan Parliament.

In a statement on Monday, the Embassy said that its “diplomatic and analytical staff welcomed Daghim. The ceremony began with a tribute to the previous ambassador, Muray Al-Awami, from staff.”

Daghim expressed his gratitude, and pledged to “work as part of a unified team to serve the interests of the Libyan state and to ensure the success and development of Libyan-Dutch relations.”

Daghim also promised to “provide the best services and support to the Libyan community residing in the Netherlands.”

Last month, the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), Al-Siddiq Al-Kabir met with the Dutch Ambassador, Dolf Hogewoning to discuss cooperation in setting up and arranging training courses for CBL staff. This cooperation will be coordinated with the Dutch Central Bank.

According to a statement from the CBL released on Sunday, the meeting touched on the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) positive report about Libya, and the country’s efforts in the field of renewable energy.

Earlier in the same month, a delegation from the CBL, headed by Al-Kabir, discussed the bank’s efforts to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, with the Executive Director of the IMF. They also laid out the roadmap for future phases.

This discussion signifies a positive development in Libya’s financial sector, and demonstrates the ongoing commitment to enhance professional development and ensure financial transparency in the country. It also marks a step forward in Libya’s engagement with international partners to advance the country’s economy.

Libya has been in a state of ongoing political instability and conflict since the overthrow and death of its long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The nation has seen a rise of different factions vying for control, leading to civil unrest and violence.

Efforts have been made by the international community to mediate peace, and bring about political stability in Libya. One major component of these efforts has been the push for elections that can bring about a democratically elected government.