The European Commission has declared that it will be announcing soon its new ambassador to Libya.
In an interview with the Italian news agency ‘Nova’, the spokeswoman for the European Union’s Commission for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Nabila Masrali, stated that the Commission will be revealing the name of its soon-to-be Ambassador to Tripoli once the approval process and other procedures regarding the appointment are finalized.
The Commission did not comment on the reports that indicate the Libyan government had rejected the nomination of Italian diplomat Nicola Orlando as the new European Union ambassador to Libya.
Nova had reported that undisclosed Libyan sources had revealed that the Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU) had a negative stance towards the nomination of Nicola Orlando and that this position was taken several weeks ago. The nomination of Orlando was announced last April.
Nicola Orlando served as Deputy Italian Ambassador to Libya from 2017 to 2019, and in May 2021 he was appointed Special Envoy of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Libya. Previously, he held the position of Italy’s Ambassador to Kosovo.
Source: Nova News Agency