Magharebia (Washington DC)

2 January 2013

Libyan Foreign Minister Resigns

Libyan Foreign Minister Ali Suleiman Aujali submitted his resignation to the General National Congress (GNC), Libya Herald reported on Monday (December 31st). Zidan, who was appointed by Prime Minister Ali Zidan at the end of October, cited personal reasons for his decision.

The GNC approved Zidan's government on condition that several ministers, including Aujali, be cleared by the Integrity Commission. Aujali, a career diplomat who served as Libyan ambassador to Washington, received clearance on November 27th.

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