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Talks to Resume Construction of Sirte-Benghazi Railway

By John Lee. A high-level Libyan delegation is reportedly planning to visit Russia soon to discuss resuming construction of the Sirte-Benghazi railway. Nasir Shaglan, Economy and Industry Minister in the Government of National Accord (GNA) told Russia’s Kommersant newspaper that he held “wonderful negotiations” with the Russian Railways (RZhD) company earlier in September. He is quoted as […]

A Place of Distinctive Despair

By Frederic Wehrey and Emad Badi. Among the conflict-scarred pockets of Libya’s fractured landscape, the central coastal city of Sirte is a place of distinctive despair. Strategically located at the western edge of the country’s petroleum-rich “oil crescent,” it sits on the fault-line of Libya’s opposing factional forces. For many in the West, however, it […]

Libya, South Korea discuss Cooperation

By John Lee. The South Korean Ambassador to Libya has reportedly met with Libya’s UN-backed government’s Foreign Minister. According to Xinhua, Choi Sung-Soo and Mohamed Sayala discussed the return of South Korean companies to Libya to complete construction and power projects suspended since the 2011 uprising. They also discussed South Korean companies and investors implementing […]

Italy contributes €500k to UN Reconciliation Efforts

The Italian Government has contributed €500,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya to support national reconciliation efforts. His Excellency, the Italian Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Giuseppe Perrone, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director to Libya, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, signed the agreement today in support of local reconciliation and mediation efforts […]

Stabilization Facility for Libya – A New Way Forward

Partners of the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) met today to decide on ways to better support municipalities, improve the daily lives of the Libyan people, and provide services where they are most needed. During the meeting, the International community and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) committed to improving coordination with the Ministry of […]