Ottawa, 29 August 2022 (TDI): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada has voiced its concerns over the recent clashes in the capital of Libya, Tripoli.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada deplored the civilian casualties & destruction of infrastructure.

Furthermore, they urged Libyan parties to protect civilians and engage in dialogue instead of resorting to violence.

Canada-Libya Diplomatic Relations

The bilateral relationship between Canada and Libya following the revolution is founded on a shared interest in advancing democratic governance, respect for human rights, the rule of law, and a desire to develop trade ties.

In July 2014, Canada closed its Embassy in Libya due to security challenges and temporarily relocated its operations to Tunisia.

The measure is not permanent and has no affiliation with the long-standing diplomatic relations between the two states. Canadia has pledged to return to Tripoli when a secure and stable environment has been restored

In 2011, Canada was one of the first nations to react to the Libyan people’s calls for democracy and freedom with its participation in NATO Operation Unified Protector.

The Canadian government stands steadfast in its commitment to assisting the Libyan people in achieving peace and prosperity.

Canada has provided $54 million since 2011, including $34 million in humanitarian aid, to help stabilize and support Libya.

Canada also contributed to the Deauville Partnership Middle East North Africa Transition Fund.

The Fund aims to improve governance and establish an economic foundation for inclusive and sustainable growth in Libya and other Middle Eastern and North African nations.

The United Nations (UN) and other international partners are working together to create a stable, democratic, and prosperous Libya. Meanwhile, Canada continues to support these efforts.

Canada supports continued UN-facilitated efforts to promote political reconciliation in Libya for the good of its citizen.

Libya and Canada collaborate closely in international forums to create effective responses to the most important global concerns of today.

The International forums included International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), United Nations (UN), and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).