Three Tips for Helping a Post-Crisis Libya

By Padraig O'Hannelly.

Britain's Ambassador to Libya told the the UK's All Party Parliamentary Group on Foreign Affairs on Monday that lessons had been learned from the way the international community helped Libya in the aftermath of the overthrow of Col. Gaddafi in 2011.

Responding to a question from former Ambassador to Libya, Sir Vincent Fean, who is currently with the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC), Peter Millet (pictured) said:

"One of the main lessons was don't swap the ministries with the volumes of offers of help.

"Keep it narrow, keep it targeted, and look for quick wins.

"In particular, if you can provide speakers, don't try to put experts in who can't speak Arabic."

The Ambassador stressed that there is a strong political consensus internationally to make the current agreement work, but he does not think security and stability in Libya is a likely prospect in the immediate future.

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