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Libya pays Half its Debt to Jordanian to Hospitals

By John Lee. The Libyan government has reportedly transferred $110 million to its account in the Central Bank of Jordan in order to pay its debts to Jordanian hospitals. Fawzi Hammouri, President of the Jordanian Private Hospitals Association is quoted as telling The Jordan Times that this represents half of the total debt of $220 […]

Personnel Changes at British Embassy

By John Lee. The British Embassy in Tripoli has announced that Fleur Wilson has joined their team as the new Deputy Ambassador, replacing Angus McKee. In a tweet, Wilson said “I look forward to exploring #Libya and promoting a better future for the Libyan people.” Also moving on is Matty O’Kelly, who is joining the […]

Support for Hifter could cost Egypt work in Libya

By Ahmed Fouad for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Egypt’s support for Hifter could cost it work in Libya Egyptians looking to snag lucrative reconstruction contracts in Libya are divided over whether their country’s support for one side in the […]

Libya “Fails to Pay” $350m Debt to Jordanian Hospitals

By John Lee. Libya has reportedly still not paid it’s debts to Jordanian private hospitals. Ammon News quotes the President of Jordan’s Private Hospitals Association, Fawzi Hammouri, as saying: “[The Libyan government] has been delaying the payments since 2013, continuously making promises to pay but not fulfilling them.” He told The Jordan Times last year […]

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 […]