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Millett: LPA Remains Only Viable Framework

By John Lee. The United Kingdom’s outgoing Ambassador to Libya has said that the Libya Political Agreement (LPA) “remains the only viable framework to solve the political crisis in Libya.” In his final missive before leaving the post after two-and-a-half years, Peter Millett (pictured) added: “Now I hear talk of early elections. Decisions on elections […]

UN training on Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

UN enhances capacity of Libyan Security institutions to deal with the threats of explosive hazards The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has successfully completed the delivery of a two-week training course on Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) for 16 Libyan National Safety Authority (NSA) and Military Engineers from Tripoli and Benghazi. The two-week training of […]

The Weapon of Education

By Peter Millett, British Ambassador to Libya. Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” Weapon against what? Multiple enemies: ignorance, lack of opportunity, poverty. A poor education system will produce people who lack the skills that employers are looking for. So they will fail to […]

Corruption, Crime and Complacency in Libya

“Corruption is the scourge of countries trying to lift themselves out of poverty,” says the British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, in his latest blog. “It holds back investment that can create jobs. And it holds back the development of institutions in which the voice of the people can thrive. Libya was rated 170th out […]

UK delivers Equipment to help Sirte

The British Government has delivered £3 million of equipment to the Libyan Authorities to help make the city of Sirte safe. The state of the art equipment will enable multiple IED search and disposal teams to operate at the same time. They will use the latest procedures and disposal methods to safely defeat explosive and […]

New CMEC Report on Libya’s Migrant Crisis

The UK’s Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) has published a new report on Libya’s migrant crisis. This follows a recent visit by a CMEC delegation to Catania in Sicily to investigate the issues underlying the challenge of the migration crisis facing Southern Europe. The delegation witnessed a migrant landing from a Save the Children search […]

Libyan Technocrats Agree Principles to Protect Oil Sector

Key Libyan institutions and representatives have agreed a set of principles aimed at reinforcing existing legal protections for the National Oil Corporation (NOC). Representatives of Libya’s National Oil Corporation, the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), tribal and municipal representatives, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), major international oil companies, diplomats […]