S Arabia, Libya agree to restore diplomatic ties

Saudi Arabia and Libya have agreed to restore full diplomatic ties and exchange ambassadors now that longtime Libyan ruler Moammar Gaddafi is no longer in power.

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia and Libya have agreed to
restore full diplomatic ties and exchange ambassadors now that longtime Libyan ruler Moammar Gaddafi is no longer in power.

The Saudi media said Monday that ties between
Riyadh and Tripoli would be restored and that the Saudi
Embassy in Libya would be reopened.

The kingdom recalled its ambassador to Libya during the
civil war that began in February. Gaddafi was captured and
killed in October.

The official news agency said Saudi Arabia wishes to have
good relations with Libya`s new leaders after years of tension
with Gaddafi.

Saudi officials have long accused Gaddafi`s regime of
trying to assassinate Saudi King Abdullah when he was crown
prince in 2004.

PTI