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The Embassy of Libya

Contact

Adress: Podbielskiallee 42, 14195 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30200596 41

Fax: +49 30200596 35

E-mail: konsulat@libyschebotschaft.de

www.de.libyanembassy.de

The Ambassador

Senussi Abdelkader Kwideer

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Amb. Senussi A. Y. Kwideer obtained his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Cairo. Between November 2011 and May 2013 Amb. Kwideer was Senior Advisor to the Libyan Prime Minister Chairman. Between May 2012 and May 2013 he was the Undersecretary of the Department Projects and Programs in the Prime Minister´s Office and from December 2011 to May 2012 he was Manager of the Projects and Programs Department in the Prime Minister´s Office. From November 1998 to November 2011 he also acted ad Facility Manager, Campus Development Office at the Zayed University in Abu Dhabi. Amb. Kwideer speaks Arabic and English.

History

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Germany and Libya have maintained mutual relations since Libya gained its independence in 1955. Since the Libyan revolution in 2011, the Federal Government has assisted the country in its transition to democracy. Federal Foreign Minister, Westerwelle, and Federal Economics Minister, Rösler, visited Libya in 2011 and 2012. On account of the critical developments in Libya’s political and security situation since early 2014, it has proven impossible to intensify political relations to the extent desired by both sides. Since late July 2014 the German Embassy in Tripoli has been temporarily relocated to Tunis.

Germany is also helping Libya to establish a civil society. Projects funded by the Federal Foreign Office include the organisation of a major women’s conference, attended by participants from all sections of society, to promote the need for women to play a stronger role in the future constitutional convention. In addition the Federal Foreign Office is supporting Libya’s participation in various regional initiatives that are seeking to strengthen the political involvement of young people and marginalised groups in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and to help establish the rule of law and ensure that there is respect for human rights.