Taiwan Commercial Office in Tripoli

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Taiwan Commercial Office in Tripoli
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Libya

The Taiwan Commercial Office in Tripoli (Chinese: 台灣駐的黎波里商務代表處; pinyin: Táiwān Zhù Dílíbōlǐ Shāngwù) was a diplomatic mission of Taiwan in Libya in the absence of formal diplomatic relations, functioned as a de facto embassy.

A trade office was first established in Tripoli in 1980, after the government of Muammar Gaddafi established diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China in 1978, but this was closed in 1997.[1]

In 2006, following a meeting with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the then Libyan leader, President Chen Shui-bian announced plans to reopen the trade office.[2] This was inaugurated on 13 February 2008.[3]

During the Civil War in Libya during 2011, the Office was closed.[4]

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