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Involvement in Operation in Libya Cost Britain £212m

British defence secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed that military operations in Libya during the eight-month long conflict had cost Britain £212m, and praised the operation in Libya that led to the overthrow of Muammar Al Qathafi. He said the operation had been legal and necessary to avoid a “festering rogue state on Europe’s borders”. Mr […]

A new partnership between the UK and Libya

The Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt completed a three day visit to Libya on 8 December. This is the first visit by a UK Minister since the formation of the new Libyan Government.   During his visit he met the Libyan Foreign and Interior Ministers and discussed with them a […]

President Ahmadinejad Invites Libya’s NTC to Visit Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad invited the members and the head of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) to visit Iran. Iran’s new Ambassador to Libya Hossein Akbari submitted Ahmadinejad’s invitation NTC Head Mustafa Abdul-Jalil in Tripoli on Monday. Iran also called for the formation of a joint committee between the two countries to expand the […]

UAE embassy in Tripoli re-opened

TRIPOLI – UAE Ambassador to Libya Sultan Rashid Al Kaytoub today opened the UAE embassy in Tripoli, in presence of Abdul Karim Bazma, Secretary of the Libyan National Transitional Council & National Security Advisor. Also presents were the heads of diplomatic missions accredited by Tripoli and Salem Ibrahim Al Naqbi, 1st Secretary at the UAE […]

Joint oil exploration proposed to Libya and Italy

A proposal made to Malta’s neighbouring countries Italy and Libya was that the solution to the continental shelf issue could be an agreement for joint exploration, Foreign Affairs Minister Tonio Borg told parliament yesterday morning. Dr Borg, who was speaking during the debate on the budget estimates for the Foreign Affairs Ministry, said Malta had […]

Jordan Keen on Role in Reconstruction of Libya

Libya is keen to involve Jordanian expertise in the reconstruction of Libya, the Kingdom of Jordan’s Industry and Trade Minister Sami Gammoh told a news conference in the Jordanian capital, Amman recently. This interest is also shared by Jordanian officials, he added. Mr Gammoh said that the Jordanian private sector can offer services and assistance […]

Give us our money, Libya tells the world – Air Malta resumes Tripoli flights

Lawrence Gonzi yesterday became the first Prime Minister to visit Tripoli and hold a bilateral meeting with his counterpart in Libya, Abdurrahim Khaled Abdulhafiz El-Keib. It is clear that the Libyan government’s main concern is the release of assets which are being held by numerous countries around the world, something which Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi […]