Embassy of Libya to be Established in Warsaw

The Department for European Affairs of Libya’s Transitional National Council’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has notified the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the Libyan Representation in Poland will be upgraded to the rank of Embassy. “Having regard to the historic relations between Libya and Poland as well as Poland’s position supporting Libya ever since […]

Gaddafi fall cost Russia tens of blns in arms deals

Russia lost tens of billions of dollars in potential revenues from arms deals with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s fall, said the official in charge of Russia’s arms exports. Russia, the world’s No. 2 arms exporter, has frequently cited losses of $4 billion in Libyan arms contracts. “The figure of $4 billion is only nominal, the […]

Experts lower Libya risk rating

Risk consultancy AKE has said it has lowered its security risk rating for Libya as a result of improved conditions in the recently liberated country. Libya is now rated at 35 out of 100, a notable improvement from the ratings of 63 and 64 the country had during its six-month long conflict between March and […]

Alitalia and other airlines resume flying to Libya

Commercial aviation in war-torn Libya is slowly coming back to normal. Alitalia became the first European airline to resume flying to Libya, eight months after the Italian carrier suspended operations to the North African country that had been seized by a full-scale revolt and civil war for much of the year. Alitalia reopened its commercial […]

Libya rush should start urgently, minister says

Turkish construction companies should rush back to Libya, their one-time top market, as the government is ready to support them, according to Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan. “Our businessmen demand a special customs permit to take their machinery and equipment to Libya,” the minister said during a press meeting yesterday in Tripoli with his Libyan counterpart. […]

French Companies with Projects Worth $27B in Libya

Mohamed Syala, the director general of Libya’s Cooperation Department of the People’s Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation, has been quoted saying that the volume of trade between Libya and France in 2010 amounted to $4 billion. The Libyan exports mainly include crude oil and petroleum products and petrochemicals. The Libyan imports from France […]

Japan reopens embassy in Libya

The Japanese embassy in Libya has reopened after being closed for about eight months due to the fighting in the country, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. Ambassador to Libya Wataru Nishigahiro and his secretary are now back in Tripoli, but their work is limited to negotiations with Libya’s new governing body, the National Transitional Council, […]

Libya’s NTC names interim prime minister

Libya’s Transitional National Council (NTC) has chosen Abdurrahim El Keib as the country’s new interim prime minister to replace Mahmoud Jibril. El Keib, an electrical engineer and professor at the university of Tripoli, garnered 26 votes out of the total of 51 votes, and said that he expected to choose his cabinet ministers within two weeks. Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the […]