Tag Archives | Libyan British Business Council (LBBC)

Int’l Condemnation of Attack on NOC HQ

By John Lee. There has been widespread international condemnation of Monday’s terrorist attack on the headquarters of the National Oil Company (NOC). The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said: “… the assault on the institution that is Libya’s primary source of national wealth is a blow against Libyans everywhere. The Mission calls on Libyans […]

Libya and Oil: Common Sense Prevails

By Sir Vincent Fean, The Ambassador Partnership LLP. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Sir Vincent Fean’s 39 years of diplomatic experience include serving as Consul-General in Jerusalem, Ambassador to Libya (2006-10), and High Commissioner to Malta.  An Arabist, he has engaged […]

UK Appoints Trade Envoy to Libya

By John Lee. The UK Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Sir Henry Bellingham as Trade Envoy to Libya. In a statement, the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC) warmly welcomed the appointment, describing Sir Henry as a highly experienced Parliamentarian with deep knowledge of Africa and the Middle East. (Sources: Hansard, LBBC)

NOC Meets Leading UK Companies

A high-level forum with leading British companies was held last week in Aberdeen, Scotland, in association with the Libyan-British Business Council (LBBC) and Oil and Gas UK. This conference was a continuation of the National Oil Corporation (NOC)’s ongoing efforts to encourage international investors and companies to return to Libya, to assist in the enhancement […]

NOC Delegation to Visit Scotland

Mustafa Sanalla, Chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC), will visit Aberdeen from 8-9 May 2018, accompanied by the NOC Director of Training, the Chairmen of NOC oil and gas producing companies, and NOC Board members who studied in Scotland. The visit is organised by the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC), in association with Oil […]

UK Minister: “Consider Investing in Libya”

By Adam Nathan. Libya has seen “real progress” in the fight against terrorism as well as on key economic fronts, Tobias Ellwood MP, UK Minister for the Middle East and Africa, told a major investment event in London. Ellwood, who opened the Libya Reconstruction & Investment Forum at Lancaster House, highlighted three areas of progress: […]

LBBC calls for dedicated British Trade Envoy to Libya

By Adam Nathan. Sir Vincent Fean (pictured on right), Chairman of the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC), has called for the creation of a dedicated Trade Envoy to Libya. Britain currently has Sir Jeffrey Donaldson as UK Trade Envoy to Egypt and Dr Andrew Murrison as UK Trade Envoy to Morocco and Tunisia, but no […]

US Immigration Clampdown to Strengthen Libya-UK Cooperation

By John Lee. The Chairman of the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC) has spoken out against the US clampdown on travel from Libya. In a statement on Sunday, Sir Vincent Fean said: “Donald Trump is making many deplorable mistakes. The Libyan British Business Council condemns this truly grave error, disrupting the lives of so many […]