Tunisian President Kais Saied Visits Libya

Tunisian president Kais Saied embarked on a state visit to Libya on Wednesday following the swearing-in of the Libyan Government of National Unity.

The president’s office said the purpose of the visit is to support the democratic path Libya is taking. The country plans to hold national elections in December and aims to end its decades-long conflict.

The visit is also meant to “strengthen cooperation between Tunisia and Libya” and to develop “solidarity” for increased “stability and prosperity”, the president’s office added.

President Saied was welcomed at the Tripoli airport by the President of the Presidential Council Mohamed al-Manfi.

The last state trip to Libya was in 2012, a year after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.

 The president is accompanied by Foreign Minister Othman Jarandi, senior adviser Nadia Akacha and some other presidential advisers.

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