Alwaght- Libya's prime minister suspended Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush on Sunday and referred her for investigation after her meeting with Israeli regime's Foreign Minister Eli Cohen.
Tel Aviv said in a statement its foreign minister had met Mangoush last week and the ministers had discussed possible cooperation. The news prompted protests in Libya, which does not recognize Israel.
Libya's Foreign Ministry said Mangoush had rejected a meeting with representatives of Israeli regime and that what had occurred was "an unprepared, casual encounter during a meeting at Italy's Foreign Affairs Ministry."
The Libyan ministry's statement said the interaction did not include "any discussions, agreements or consultations" and added the ministry "renews its complete and absolute rejection of normalization" with occupying regime of Israel.
Since 2020 Tel Aviv has moved to normalize ties with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan through the so-called "Abraham accords" brokered by the United States.
"I spoke with the foreign minister about the great potential for the two countries from their relations," Cohen said in a statement.
The meeting was facilitated by Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani, Israel's foreign ministry said, claiming they had discussed possible cooperation and Israeli aid in humanitarian issues, agriculture and water management.