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Libyan head of state calls off S. Korea visit due to domestic issues

All Headlines 15:52 September 02, 2018

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Yonhap) -- Libyan leader Fayez Mustafa Al-Sarraj has called off his scheduled trip to South Korea this week, citing domestic issues, Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday.

Sarraj, chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, was originally scheduled to arrive here this week for a bilateral summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday.

"The South Korea visit by the chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, Al-Sarraj, has been postponed due to Libya's domestic issues," Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said in a short press release.

Sarraj concurrently serves as prime minister of the Government of National Accord.

His trip here would have been the first of its kind by a Libyan head of state, while his meeting with Moon would also have marked the first bilateral summit between the two countries.

bdk@yna.co.kr
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