by Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 7 June:
Speaking at the meeting of the NUSACC business delegation held with Libyan business people at the HQ . . .[restrict]of the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce of Industry and Agriculture in Tripoli today, the US Commercial Attaché, Nate Mason, revealed that US visas would be issued from Tripoli soon.
Asked about the difficulty of obtaining a US visas by having to travel to Tunis by a local businessman, the Commercial Attaché replied that ‘a few months ago the US embassy started issuing Libyan government visas here in Tripoli. Hopefully in July or August business and student visas will start to be issued from here too’.
‘The delay in the issuing of visas from Tripoli is not about Libya, but it is about international standards of buildings. It is a bureaucratic requirement of the US all over the world’, Mason explained.
The Commercial Attaché was referring to the repair and maintenance needed to be carried out to the US embassy building in Jraba Street, Ben Ashour, which was ransacked by members of the previous regime in retaliation for US support for the 17 February Revolution.
The same fate was suffered by the French, Italian and British embassies/residences. [/restrict]