Tripoli, 6 May:
Libya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today that it is committed to monitoring the conditions of Libyans abroad and . . .[restrict]to protecting and caring for their interest in various countries around the world.
The Ministry’s official spokesperson said that the Ministry through its main body and through its embassies and consulates abroad, is contacting other states to ensure the proper treatment of Libyan citizens abroad.
This applies weather they were wounded or sick, or abroad for various reasons such as tourism, on a visit or for work. He went on to say that the Foreign Ministry was also pursuing the situation of Libyan prisoners abroad and the activation of prisoner exchange agreements signed with some countries to ensure their return home.
The spokesperson also stressed that the ministry is working on the facilitating of visas to other countries for Libyans within the framework of reciprocity, and within the implementation of the re-orientation of the foreign policy of Libya based on its new status. The priorities of this new foreign policy, is the protection and care of the interests of citizens abroad and the interests of the Libyan state. [/restrict]