Czech Republic–Libya relations

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Czech Republic–Libya relations
Map indicating locations of Czech Republic and Libya

Czech Republic


Czech Republic–Libya relations are foreign relations between Czech Republic and Libya. Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1993.[citation needed] The Czech Republic has an embassy in Tripoli. Libya has a consulate in Prague.


The Czech Republic imposed sanctions on Libya in 1997 under a United Nations resolution following the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. This was lifted in 2006 by Czech President Václav Klaus.[1][2]

Libya had an embassy in Prague, although this closed in 2007. In 2008 the country opened a consulate general in the same city.[3]

Alongside Italy, the Czech Republic supported Muammar Gaddafi in the Libyan Civil War towards the beginning of the conflict.[4] Following the death of Gaddafi in October 2011, the Czech Republic took a different stance and looked to move forward with an improved relationship between the two countries.[5]

In 2013 Libyan judges were sent to the Czech town of Kroměříž for a five-day training programme in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme.[6]

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  3. ^ Report on the Foreign Policy of the Czech Republic: between January 2008 and December 2008. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. 2009. p. 237. 
  4. ^ "Italy and Czech Republic back Gaddafi despite bloodbath". EUobserver. 21 February 2011. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Česko hodnotí dění v Libyi opatrně, firmy naopak potřebují průbojnost". Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 21 October 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Libyan judges receive training in Czech Republic". Libya Herald. 3 June 2013. Archived from the original on 18 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 

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