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After last week's meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Eli Cohen, the Prime Minister of Libya, Abdul Hamid Dbeiba, suspended the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Najla Mangoush. This is reported by Reuters.
Najlu Mangush has been temporarily suspended, and the commission headed by the Minister of Justice will conduct an administrative investigation. Prime Minister Dbeiba wrote about this on Facebook.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel reported on August 27 that last week historic talks were held between the ministers of Israel and Libya — the first such meeting at the diplomatic level between these countries. However, news of the talks sparked protests in Tripoli and other Libyan cities. The Presidential Council of Libya even sent a petition to the government demanding an explanation of this meeting.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Libya, the head of this department, Najla Mangush, refused to negotiate with Israeli representatives. The Libyan agency also noted that an “unprepared, accidental meeting” with Italian colleagues.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Libya emphasized its absolute rejection of any normalization of relations with Israel.
At the same time, the head of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Eli Cohen, noted that he spoke with Mangush about the importance preservation of Jewish heritage in Libya.
Prepared by: Serhiy Daga