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Italy to reopen its consulate in Benghazi

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ROME –  Italy’s consulate in Benghazi will be reopened, Italian diplomatic sources told Aki news agency

According to Aki, “the decision was reached after the last visit of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar to Italy,” on the fifth of December.

Italy suspended activity at its consulate in Benghazi and withdrew staff for security reasons in 2013 after a gun attack on its consul Guido de Sanctis.

Unidentified gunmen opened fire on De Sanctis’s heavily armored car in Benghazi, the diplomat was unhurt.

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