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UK Lawmakers push for Urgent Engagement with Haftar

A report by the Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) — an influential body set up to ensure that British Conservative parliamentarians understand the Middle East — has urged the UK to engage with Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan National Army (LNA), and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR). It also says the UK should reconsider its relationship […]

New Banknotes delivered to Central Bank in Tripoli

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) received on Wednesday 22nd of February a new shipment of Libyan currency estimated to be 250 Million Dinars. This shipment that arrived from Britain at Mitiga Airport is considered the fourth that the Central Bank receives this month. As usual this shipment will be distributed around various commercial banks […]

Int’l Community ready to Support Libya

Joint Statement by the Ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States to Libya (25.02.17): The Ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States reiterate our commitment to preserving the sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity, and national cohesion of Libya and our support for the Libyan […]

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 […]