British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said today that his government is in contact with the Libyan authorities and the UN to “urgently assess what support we can provide to help the Libyan people at this tragic time.”
The British diplomat Martin Longden has been appointed as UK’s ambassador to Libya in succession to Caroline Hurndall, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment, according to the British Foreign Ministry (Foreign and Commonwealth Office).
The United Kingdom has invited Libyan leaders to find a compromise for a fair distribution of public resources, expressing appreciation for the invitation of the Presidential Council to national institutions to discuss this matter.
British Ambassador to Libya, Caroline Hurndall, concluded today her week-long visit to Benghazi, in which she focused on the economy and strengthening the British trade partnership with eastern Libya.
The Chairman of the Libyan Parliament’s Foreign Committee, Youssef Al-Aqouri, confirmed during his meeting with the British Ambassador to Libya, Caroline Hurndall, the importance of British companies return to invest in Libya in the oil field and reconstruction.
The United Kingdom was “alarmed” by the human rights violation documented in the latest report by the U.N. Fact-Finding Mission (FFM), calling on Libyan authorities to “put an end to these violations and hold perpetrators to account.”
United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and United Kingdom, the lead co-chair of the Security Working Group on Libya this month, hosted a meeting in Tunis on Thursday to discuss the way forward in the security track, the continued implementation of the Ceasefire agreement and the reunification of the Libyan military institutions.
British ambassador to Libya has said her country fully supports the Libya elections-enabling mechanism proposed by the UN envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily, during his briefing to the Security Council last week.
The UK has de-listed former Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi, who served under the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, according to a financial notice released by the UK government on Friday.
A former JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM) investment manager and an ex-Julius Baer banker were sentenced to a total of 11 years by a London court on Monday for defrauding a Libyan sovereign wealth fund out of millions of dollars, Reuters reported.