The new European Ambassador to Libya will be announced at the appropriate time after a final decision has been made, said the spokesman of the European External Action Service (EEAS), Peter Stano, during the daily press conference in Brussels today.
Answering a question on the alleged refusal of the Libyan Government of National Unity to accept the appointment of Italian envoy Nicola Orlando as the new ambassador, Stano stated that “the profession of diplomats does not take place through public announcements, but in discretion and confidentiality, and all our appointments are usually signaled and announced when appropriate.”
“In this sense, we will publish the new rotation of ambassadors, also at our delegation in Tripoli, when the time comes,” he added.
“This means when all the necessary procedures are completed, including the acceptance received from the host country and the ambassador’s willingness to travel to the country”, said Stano.
The procedure for each country, the EEAS spokesman added, “may require different times”.
“In the end, the decision of whether or not to accept an ambassador by the host country rests with the latter, which can take into account many criteria,” he concluded.