Libya to resume flights to Egypt's Cairo

2021-09-19 22:31:22 GMT2021-09-20 06:31:22(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

TRIPOLI, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Libyan government on Sunday announced it will resume flights to the Egyptian capital of Cairo later in September.

"The civil aviation departments of both countries agreed to take necessary measures to start direct flights from the airports of Mitiga (Tripoli), Misurata, and Benina (Benghazi) to Cairo starting from Sept. 30," said the Libyan government's spokesman Mohamed Hamuda.

The decision to resume flights came after a visit to Cairo paid by the Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah a few days ago, where a number of agreements were signed between the two countries.

Dbeibah's Government of National Unity was appointed a few months ago by the UN-sponsored Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), ending years of political division in the country.

The government's main task is to prepare for the general elections to be held later this year, as approved by the LPDF. Enditem