By Libya Herald Reporters.
Tripoli, 3 November 2015:
Egypt has moved to quell a dispute at the Libyan mission in Cairo by saying . . .[restrict]that it will only deal with the Beida government’ representative and that anyone else claiming to act for Libya would be ignored.
Ten days ago, Egypt called on the Thinni government to sort out the embassy mess, after a group of supporters of former Libyan envoy Mohamed Saleh Al-Dressi broke into a building in Cairo which was used to house Libyan students.
Dressi, for a few weeks the acting head of Libyan embassy in Cairo, was suspended in October over corruption allegations, which he denied. He then expelled staff who backed his sacking and sought to have the Egyptian government continue to recognise his credentials.
The Libya government had meanwhile appointed Tariq Shuaib as a caretaker ambassador.
Egypt’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs, Hessam Issa, said yesterday that any dealings with those impersonating the Libyan embassy would be “invalid.” [/restrict]