Cairo contemplates diplomatic missions’ return to Libya

Cairo is currently considering the return of Egypt's diplomatic missions to both Tripoli and Benghazi, but so far no decisions have been made in this regard, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Badr Abdel Atty.
"The overall security situation is being studied, especially that this is the basic criterion in the timing of the two missions' return," he added.
He pointed out that evacuation of Egypt's missions in Tripoli and Benghazi was for security reasons, as a precautionary and temporary measure. 
"For the missions to return, it should be guaranteed the maximum protection and insurance to the Egyptian embassy in Tripoli and the Egyptian consulate in Benghazi," he added.
The spokesperson also said that Egyptian-Libyan relations were not affected by the evacuation decision.
Egypt ordered it diplomats to return to Cairo after the kidnapping of five diplomats early this week. 
The kidnapped diplomats were later released.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm 

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