By Libya Herald reporter.
Amman, 5 February 2017:
A new Libyan chargé d’affaires to Jordan has been announced today by the Presidency Council’s foreign affairs minister Mohamed Siala.
An embassy official confirmed to the Libya Herald tonight that Qais Faraj Barasi would leave his job as head of the Libyan consulate in Alexandria and move to the Amman embassy. He is expected to take up the post by the end of February.
Although eastern Libya has the stronger links with Jordan, with the Jordanian authorities being close to Khalifa Hafter and flights to Amman going from Labraq, it is significant that it was the Tripoli government that made the announcement. Morever, unlike in Cairo where there are two rival embassies – one representing the Tripoli government, the other the Beida administration – Amman has only the one.
Jordan remains an important destination for Libyans, not least because visas are not required and there are direct flights.