By Libya Herald reporter.
Tobruk, 17 April 2015:
Works to the new Egyptian consulate in Tobruk have been completed this past week with the . . .[restrict]help of Tobruk Municipal Council.
Present at the official ribbon cutting ceremony were members of the municipal council, Faraj Yassin, Fariha Alderhab and Nuri Durman, as well as the project manager and head engineer.
The municipal council agreed to rent a building to the Egyptians and has issued a tender for repairs and furniture.
The opening of the new consulate is expected to make the process of obtaining visas to visit Egypt easier, as currently, Libyans must travel to Tunisia to wait for visas to be issued.
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry agreed to open a consulate in Tobruk nearly two years ago. However, it only sent personnel to the town to begin preparations in September 2014, after the House of Representatives began to meet there.
Egypt withdrew its diplomatic missions in Tripoli and Benghazi last year after the consulate in Benghazi was targeted in August 2013 and some members of the embassy in Tripoli were kidnapped in January.