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UK Trade Mission visits AGOCO

By John Lee. A trade mission organised by the UK’s Middle East Association (MEA) has met with the senior management of Libya’s Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) in Benghazi, including Chairman Mohamed Shatwan. The meeting included discussions on environmental issues, training, the availability of UK visas, and the supply of materials and equipment. Among the […]

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 […]

Sanalla meets with BP

By John Lee. The chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) has met with BP in London to discuss the possible resumption of operations in Libya. Mustafa Sanalla discussed the situation with Hisham Mekawai [Hesham Mekawi], the Regional CEO of BP, and Jasper Bigi [Jasper Pejis], Executive Vice President for upstream Africa region. The company […]

Libyan wins right to sue UK Govt

By John Lee. The UK’s Supreme Court has ruled this morning that the British government, and former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, may be sued by a former Libyan dissident. Abdul-Hakim Belhaj alleges that MI6 helped the United States kidnap him and his pregnant wife in Bangkok in March 2004, returning them to Tripoli where they both […]