UNHCR Seeks Dialogue with Libya Over Expulsion

    The U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees has expressed its intention to talk with the Libyan government about resuming its operation in the country.

    The UNHCR was told to close shop on June 9 by government officials after the country’s foreign ministry said the agency’s presence in the country was illegal, Reuters reports. The ministry also accused the office of engaging in unlawful activities.

    “We are seeking open, constructive dialogue with Libya to dispel any misunderstandings which we hope would lead to consensus to resume our work,” UNCHR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said, according to Reuters.

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