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Libya: Flights from Egypt to restart today after 6-year break

Egypt Air Boeing 737 aircraft on the tarmac at Cairo International Airport on January 15, 2021 [AMIR MAKAR/AFP via Getty Images]
Egypt Air Boeing 737 aircraft on the tarmac at Cairo International Airport on January 15, 2021 [AMIR MAKAR/AFP via Getty Images]

Civilian flights between Tripoli and Cairo will re-start today after a suspension of more than six years and the Egyptian embassy will re-open soon, Reuters reported Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh saying yesterday.

"We bring you the good news that we have agreed with the Egyptian side that starting tomorrow Libyan planes will touch down in Cairo International Airport," Dbeibeh said in a press conference in Tripoli with Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.

Egypt closed its Tripoli embassy and halted flights in 2014 as the conflict that saw rival governments set up in Tripoli and in the east of Libya intensified.

Egypt supported eastern-based military commander Khalifa Haftar but is striking a more conciliatory tone with a new interim government led by Dbeibeh.

"God willing we will open the embassy and consulate after Eid," Dbeibeh said.

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