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New UK Ambassador to Libya

By John Lee. Mr Martin Reynolds CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Libya in succession to Mr Frank Baker CMG OBE who will be leaving the Diplomatic Service. He will take up his appointment in April 2019. For the past four years, Mr Reynolds has held the post of Principal Private Secretary to […]

Haftar’s Forces Advance on Tripoli

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). The international community has called for calm and restraint in Libya as forces loyal to General Haftar (pictured) moved steadily closer to the capital Tripoli. On Thursday, Haftar’s forces took over Gharyan, a town 100km south of Tripoli. By 3pm local time on Friday, his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) had seized […]

Libya announces launch of first Polymer Banknote

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has launched its 1 Dinar banknote that will be printed on De La Rue’s polymer substrate, Safeguard®. This is the first polymer banknote to be released by the Central Bank of Libya, and one of the first polymer banknotes to be released in the region. The introduction of polymer […]

Joint Statement on Libya

The governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States reiterate their strong support to the ongoing efforts of UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Ghassan Salamé and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to de-escalate tensions in Libya and help the Libyan people chart a path toward credible and secure […]

UK Envoy: Libya has “the Most Extraordinary Prospects”

By John Lee. The British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Libya, Sir Henry Bellingham, visited Libya on Sunday to discuss trade cooperation between the two countries. On his first visit to Libya in his new role, Sir Henry said that Libya and the United Kingdom have an “excellent bilateral relationship“. He added: “This is a […]

The need for a Sustainable Security Infrastructure in Libya

Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on Libya Thank you very much Mr President. Thank you for scheduling this briefing. Very good to hear from the SRSG so thank you, Ghassan for everything you’ve said. I wanted to start by thanking you also for restructuring […]

SOAS, Lawyers for Justice in Libya, host Justice Lecture

Pablo de Greiff to launch first Annual Justice Lecture hosted by Lawyers for Justice in Libya and SOAS The UN’s first Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation, and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, will be speaking at SOAS University of London this month. The event will take place on 28 January […]