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Libyan peace process: Switzerland welcomes appointment of new unified transitional authority

05.02.2021 — Press release Libya
Bern, 05.02.2021 - Between 1 and 5 February Switzerland hosted the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, culminating in the appointment of a unified executive authority tasked with preparing the national elections set for 24 December 2021. Switzerland hosted the forum as part of its commitment to supporting the UN-backed Libyan peace process and to fulfil the peace and security objectives set out in its Foreign Policy Strategy 2020–23.

Temporary closure of the Swiss Embassy in Libya

31.07.2014 — Press release EDA
The Embassy of Switzerland, in Tripoli, Libya, has been closed temporarily for reasons of security, effective 31 July 2014. All Swiss staff, including the army detachment deployed for the protection of the embassy, has departed from Libya. Diplomatic relations with Libya will continue to be conducted out of Bern. Because of the highly unstable security situation in Libya, on 27 July, the FDFA issued a travel advisory, recommending that Swiss citizens in Libya temporarily leave the country.

Switzerland takes part in EU border control mission EUBAM Libya

04.07.2014 — Press release EDA
Switzerland and the European Union (EU) have today signed an agreement on Switzerland's participation in the European Union Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya). This agreement provides the basis for deploying a Swiss civilian border control specialist to Libya on a one-year mission.

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