The Libyan news agency reported that Mohammed Magarief and the Ambassador discussed bilateral cooperation in judicial matters, in particular the case file disappearance of Imam Mussa Sadr and his companions in 1978.
During the meeting held at the Office of Parliament in Tripoli, they discussed the possibility of reopening the Embassy in Beirut and coordinate political positions concerning international affairs.
Lebanese-Libyan relations have been under strain since the disappearance of Imam al-Sadr and his companions Mohammed Yaacoub and journalist Abbas Badreddine in August 1978. They disappeared whilst on an official visit to Muammar Gaddafi.
After the arrest of former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi, he revealed information on the investigation indicating Imam Mussa Sadr did not meet Gaddafi, as orders were given by the dictator to kill him.
Senussi was quoted during his investigation in Libya they were taken outside the capital, where they were executed and buried in a pit. He went on to say the graves could not be traced due to the sandy area.
The current Libyan government refuses to issue a statement taking responsibility for what happened in 1978.