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An Interview with Libyan Ambassador

Libya is a north African country frequently in the news over its political stalemate.

The country has two competing governments. The Tripoli-based High State Council and the House of Representatives in the eastern city of Tobruk. There are reports that these two sides will unite for the good of the country.

Libya is also at the center of a migrant crisis. The total number of migrants landed in Italy from Libya last year was approximately 51.700, of which 16.500 came from the eastern region of Libya.

This is also one of the richest countries in Africa in terms of Oil reserves.

Libya is now trying to ramp up its petroleum output and draw foreign investors back to its vast oil fields.

Meanwhile, amid the US-Israeli genocide on Gaza, Libya has voiced support for the measures taken by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to prevent genocide in the Gaza Strip.

Under the deposed dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, controversial incidents took place in Libya including the disappearance of Lebanese scholar, Imam Musa Sadr.

Internationally, Libya enjoys cordial ties with many countries including Iran. Officials say the cooperation between these two Muslim nations are on the right track and can develop in various fields.

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