Why is the US Embassy in Libya closed?

Why is the US Embassy in Libya closed?

“We asked the U.S. government to expedite the process of reopening the embassy in Tripoli,” he said. The embassy was closed in 2014 when officials decided that fighting near the city made operating in the capital unsafe. The embassy was moved to neighboring Tunisia.

When was the US Embassy evacuated?

In the final days of the Vietnam War, American helicopters were used to evacuate nearly 7,000 people from the US embassy in Saigon on 29 and 30 April 1975.

Is Libya a US ally?

Libya–United States relations refers to the bilateral relations between the State of Libya and the United States of America. Relations are today cordial and cooperative, with particularly strong security cooperation only after the 2012 attack on the US liaison office or mission in Benghazi.

Is Libya on the OFAC list?

OFAC’s SDN List designates several individuals and entities from Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. Those individuals and entities are subject to an asset freeze. In addition, several individuals and entities from Libya are subject to a travel ban pursuant to designation on the SDN List.

What happened to US embassy in Kabul?

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul suspended operations on August 31, 2021. While the U.S. government has withdrawn its personnel from Kabul, we will continue to assist U.S. citizens and their families in Afghanistan from Doha, Qatar.

Why did the US evacuate Afghanistan?

As the Afghan government and military fell to the Taliban in August, the U.S. hastily sought to evacuate as many people as possible through the main airport in Kabul. About 40,000 are still being housed at seven military bases in the U.S. as they complete immigration and medical processing and await resettlement.

Who is the Special Envoy of the United States for Libya?

Today, in the wake of the Paris Conference for Libya, U.S. Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland visited Tripoli to focus on the… Call for Proposals – Grant Application Program The U.S. Embassy Libya and the Cultural Heritage Center (“the Center”) in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural…

Which countries hosted the October 21 stabilization in Libya?

We, the Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States commend Libya for its successful hosting of the October 21 Stabilization… MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 21, 2021 Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Yael Lempert visited Tunisia and Libya October…

Which countries are involved in UNSMIL in Libya?

The Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States in Libya join Special Envoy and Head of UNSMIL Jan Kubis in… The Tomorrow’s Leaders Undergraduate Program (TLU) supports students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by providing undergraduate level academic matriculation, civic education,…

What is Leslie Ordeman doing in Libya?

Today Leslie Ordeman the U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, accompanied by USAID Libya Representative John Pennell visited Tripoli for meetings with HNEC, the Ministry…