Tag Archives | UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

Libyan Architects Sign New Agreement

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the two emergent organisations representing the architecture profession in Libya have signed Memoranda of Understanding. At the annual International Conference at RIBA in London, supported by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), RIBA President Stephen Hodder signed Memoranda of Understanding with Ghaleb Gheblawi, Chairman of the Libyan Board […]

Libya has “Huge Potential” – UK Investment Chief

Nick Baird (pictured), Chief Executive of United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI), has told Libya Herald that Libya is a priority target market for UK export growth: “It has huge potential, resources and entrepreneurial people. The 42 years of bad government under the previous regime have not fulfilled Libya’s development needs. “It has relied too […]

British Healthcare Mission Visits Tripoli

A UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) healthcare mission from the Yorkshire and Humber region is currently visiting Tripoli. The six companies will visit state hospitals, private clinics and medical equipment and supply companies in the capital, according to Libya Herald. David Harris, the Head of UKTI Libya said: “… for UK businesses with prior experience […]

HMS Kent helps Strengthen Libya-UK relations

HMS Kent spent 3 days in Libya – the first time in 40 years that a Royal Navy frigate has been invited to Tripoli. During her stay, she hosted a series of events to assist the Libyan Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Interior in their efforts to rebuild essential security structures. The visit also […]

UK Minister in Libya to Boost Military Sales

The British Defence Minister Philip Hammond arrived in Tripoli on Tuesday to meet Libyan defense and security officials, and to open a security and arms fair on the Royal Navy warship HMS Kent (pictured). The arms fair is organized by the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and it has been in planning for a number […]

Libya to Spend Billions on Defence

The Libyan government is looking to spend at least 6 billion dinars ($4.7 billion) on defence and national security in the coming year, according to a report from The National. Colonel Abd El Nasser Busnina, a senior officer in the Libyan Air Force, said: “We have 2,000 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline to defend and six […]

UK ICT Trade Delegation Visits Tripoli

A second UK information and communications technology (ICT) trade delegation will be in Tripoli next week, linking up nine UK-based technology companies with Libyan officials and senior business managers. Organised by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and Intellect, an association representing the UK’s technology sector, this second visit is a follow-up to last year’s ICT […]

British Airports Delegation Visits Libya

A British trade mission is in Libya from Monday to Wednesday, March 18-20, to look at the country’s airports and aviation industry. The ten UK companies covering such areas as airfield ground lighting, aviation consultancy, private charter, roofing, air traffic services, communications, security and architecture, are being led by Peter Budd, Chairman of the UK […]