Libya wants to restore ties with Saudi Arabia
Libya is ready to restore diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia that were severed after the kingdom accused Tripoli of a plot to assassinate King Abdullah, then crown prince of the oil-rich kingdom.
"Libya has informed the Arab League that it is ready to order the return of its ambassador to Riyadh, to receive a Saudi ambassador in Tripoli and re-establish normal diplomatic relations between the two countries," Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hasuna Shawsh said, according to AFP.
Last month, five Libyans were given an amnesty by the Saudi king after he became monarch on the death of his half-brother King Fahd.
Although ties have been severed since December 2004, Libyan ruler Moammar Gadaffi declared three days of mourning after the demise of King Fahd last month.