Libya wants to lift UN embargo on no-fly zone
Libyan Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs Omar Katti met with the head of the country’s Civil Aviation Authority, Mustafa Ammar, on Monday to discuss coordination to lift the no-fly zone embargo imposed on the Libya by the United Nations (UN) Security Council in 2011.
The undersecretary stressed the importance of providing political and technical support to accelerate the lifting of the embargo on the no-fly zone, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Ammar confirmed that the UN-backed government aviation authority is seeking to cooperate with airlines from Qatar, UAE, Egypt, Algeria and Turkiye.
The two officials agreed to visit some European countries to discuss the resumption of international flights, the statement added.
In March 2011, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1973, establishing a ban on all Libyan airspace in order to protect civilians during the uprising that toppled the government of Muammar Gaddafi.