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U.K., Libya sign technical agreements

The British government said it signed a memorandum of intent with Libya to share the goal of ensuring an open and transparent government in Tripoli. London welcomed a delegation from Libya to sign a memorandum outlining technical cooperation in information and communication technology and related infrastructure. The agreement identifies "opportunities on mutually decided terms of […]

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UK, Libya Sign Agreement On Open Government

In a Memorandum of Intentions on e-Libya signed by UK Minister Lord Green and the Libyan Minister of Communications Anwar Fituri, Libya and the UK will work together to develop a modern and reliable communications infrastructure in Libya, spreading the practice of open government. The memorandum signed at Lancaster House in London on May 24 […]

UK Reopens Visa Service Centre in Libya

The UK will reopen its full visa service in Libya according to a government announcement on April 5, 2012. The government announced that the UK Visa Application Centre in Tripoli would be back in operation after being closed in February 2011. UK visa applicants from Libya now can apply for visas in Tripoli instead of […]

Britain will continue to support Libya

David Davis and Ibrahim El Mayet were right to say Britain can and should help in Libya. We are doing just that. The Libyan government is clear about the scale of the challenge to rebuild a state after 42 years of dictatorship and an internal conflict. While not dismissing the problems, we see signs of […]

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Libya still needs Britain

One of the problems of western foreign policy is that it suffers from a short attention span. Just as we took our eye off the ball in Afghanistan to deal with Iraq, we are at risk of losing sight of Libya when dealing with problems in the Middle East. As Syrian rebels fight for freedom […]

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British Airways to resume flights to Libya

British Airways is to resume flights to Libya on May 1, despite the Foreign Office continuing to advise against non-essential travel to the country. The airline suspended its services to Tripoli, the Libyan capital, last February following the outbreak of civil war. Although hostilities officially ended in October, with NATO lifting its no-fly zone over […]