Libya appoints ambassador to Qatar after six-year hiatus

Libya has announced that it appointed Mohamed Al-Lafi as the first Libyan ambassador to Qatar after a six-year hiatus.

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Mohamed Al-Lafi has been appointed as the new Libyan ambassador to Qatar.

Al-Lafi belongs to one of the important families of the city of Zawiyah in western Libya. At the same time, al-Lafi has been serving as a delegate at the UN-sponsored Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) since 2020.

Lafi, the new Libyan Ambassador to Qatar, has held important positions in the past. Lafi served as the Head of the Council of State and as an undersecretary at the Ministry of Local Services.

On the other hand, Qatar opened its embassy, which was closed during the civil war that started in 2014, in July 2021 and appointed Khaled Al-Dosari as its ambassador to Libya.

Libya has not had an ambassador in Qatar since 2016.

As the Tobruk-based parliament gave confidence to a new government headed by Prime Minister-designate Fathi Bashagha while Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh insists on continuing with his post and duties as Prime Minister, Libya is undergoing a deep political rift.

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