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London Workshop: Doing Business in Libya

Following the Middle East Association (MEA)’s successful trade mission to Libya in December 2012 and ahead of it’s follow-up mission in March 2013, the MEA, supported by UKTI, will be hosting an innovative workshop on how to do business in Libya for UK businesses looking to invest in the country. This will take place at […]

UK pays £2.2m to Settle Libyan Rendition Claim

The BBC reports that the UK government has agreed to pay £2.2m to a Libyan dissident and his family who say MI6 was involved in their illegal rendition. Sami al-Saadi (pictured), along with his wife and four children, were forced on board a plane in Hong Kong and transferred to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya in 2004, […]

UK shows Continued Support to Libyan People

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt (pictured), is on a two-day visit to Libya to strengthen UK relations with the new Libyan government. Whilst in Libya the Minister will offer continued support to the Libyan people as they build a new future after Qadhafi. Speaking from Tripoli, Mr Burt said: “I am delighted to be back […]

Konecranes UK to Supply Power Plant Crane to Libya

ALGEC, formerly Alstom GEC, have ordered a Konecranes SMT SMARTON crane for a Libyan power plant. The Western Mountain Power Plant Libya is located near Al Hawamind, Nalut, Libya. It is a Gas Power Plant operated by ALGEC of Libya. The 60t/12.5t/7.5t SMT double girder crane will operate on 10.7mt span. It will have an […]

British Minister Leads UK Trade Delegation to Tripoli

British cabinet minister Ken Clarke is in Tripoli leading a trade mission by the London-based the Middle East Association (MEA). The MEA mission includes 22 companies and organisations covering a wide spectrum of British expertise focussed on Libya, including education, healthcare, environmental facilities, defence, security and aviation services. According to a report from Libya Herald, […]

UK will Not seek Compensation for £200m Libya Intervention

The British Government has said that it will not seek to recover the £199 million cost of last year’s intervention in Libya. In response to a question in parliament from the MP David Ruffley, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, Dr Andrew Murrison (pictured), stated: “It is important to emphasise that Libya’s security is […]

New Trade Missions to Libya

Libya Herald has reported on two trade missions to visit Libya: A British trade mission focusing on construction is visiting Tripoli from 18th to 21st of November. The mission consists of 16 companies specialising in architecture, logistics, concrete, engineering, consultancy, contracting, project management, steelwork, and drainage. Some of the companies are looking for local partners […]