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Embassy of Canada to Libya

The February, 2011 Revolution led to Libya’s first democratic government and a new era in Canada-Libya relations. At this critical juncture in Libya’s history, Canada encourages Libyans to come together to end current divisions and address the country’s numerous security, humanitarian and economic challenges. Canada remains committed to assisting Libyans to do so, including help to promote human rights and rule of law.

“Due to the deteriorating security environment in Libya, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development has decided to temporarily suspend its operations at its office in Tripoli. We have not suspended diplomatic relations with Libya.

The Canadian Embassy in Libya is currently closed, but will continue to operate remotely from the Canadian Embassy in Tunisia until conditions allow for its reopening.

This is a temporary measure and has no relation to our continuing and long-standing diplomatic relations with Libya.

Canada remains committed to support the Libyan people in their efforts to build a stable and secure democracy.”

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  • Foreign Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada advises against all travel to Libya due to the fragile and unpredictable political situation and the threat of terrorism in the region. Given the volatile security situation, the Canadian embassy in Tripoli has suspended operations until further notice. Canadian officials have left the country. Canadians in Libya should contact the Embassy of Canada in Tunis, Tunisia (+216 70 010 200), or the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa +1 613 996 8885.


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