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UK Foreign Office Welcomes New Libyan Cabinet

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has congratulated the new Ministers on their appointment and offered strong UK support. On 31 October the Libyan National Congress approved the proposed Cabinet presented by Prime Minister Zidan. Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said: "I welcome the fact that last night Libya’s General National Congress approved the Cabinet that […]

UK: Libya Faces Challenges but has Real Opportunities

British Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt (pictured) has commented on the first anniversary of the Declaration of Liberation in Libya, in which the National Transitional Council formally announced the end of the Qadhafi regime. Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said: “The Declaration of Liberation marked the end of a regime and conflict in which many […]

British Trade Mission Visiting Tripoli

The Middle East Association will be leading a high-profile Trade Mission to Libya from 2nd to 6th December, visiting Tripoli. Following the postponement of the MEA Trade Mission to Libya in September for security reasons following the sad deaths of four Americans, including the US Ambassador to Libya, the MEA is delighted to inform you […]

UK Experts Help Libya with IED Detection

A British team has completed repair work on specialist equipment to detect and dispose of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Libya, the British Embassy has said. “The team has been assisting the Libyan Government and the Ministry of Interior repair its specialist equipment so that it is better able to deal with a range of […]

Yorkshire Firms to Learn of Libyan Opportunities

Former UK Ambassador to Libya, Richard Northern (pictured), will present a talk entitled Rebuilding Libya: Prospects For Business to the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce in East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, later this month He will be joined by Alan Fraser, Africa and Middle East Specialist at risk management company AKE Group Ltd, for the World Trade […]

MEA Postpones Trade Mission to Libya

The Middle East Association’s trade mission to Tripoli, originally scheduled for 16th to 20th September, has been postponed. According to a statement on its website, the MEA is hoping to take the mission out in October and dates will announced soon. It is also planning on taking a mission to Libya in January.

Libyan Airlines Resumes Flights to Manchester

Libyan Airlines resumed flights between Tripoli and Manchester on Tuesday. Libya Herald reports that the flight, with 132 passengers aboard, was scheduled to arrive at 11.30 but landed at 14.10. It departed again for Tripoli at 15.52 hrs. There will be three flights a week, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays; the Manchester area is said […]

UK Supports Women’s Empowerment in Libya

The British Embassy in Tripoli is pleased to be funding a 14-month project with DCA to support women’s empowerment in Libya. The project started in March 2012 and is scheduled to run until May 2013. It focuses on providing training and mentoring to Libyan civil society organisations wishing to promote women’s participation in the political […]