Britain has called on Libya’s leaders must urgently engage with the U.N. Envoy Abdoulaye Bathily to give this process a chance of success, said U.K. Ambassador to the U.N. James Kariuki on Tuesday.
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The Chief of Staff of military forces based in western Libya, General Mohamed Al-Haddad, met on Monday with a British diplomatic delegation to discuss joint cooperation, support for the Libyan army and the provision of training in all sectors, according to a statement by the Libyan General Staff on its official Facebook page.
Libya has agreed with Eni and BP to begin extracting natural gas from a Mediterranean gas field believed to be bigger than Egypt’s huge Zohr field, the head of the National Oil Company (NOC) told Skynews Arabia on Monday.
Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), held talks today with the U.K. Ambassador to Libya, Caroline Hurndall, in Benghazi, according to LNA’s media office.
Representatives of western powers as well as Egypt and Turkey will convene a “technical” meeting to discuss the Libyan crisis from October 26th until 28th, Italian news agency Nova reports.
Caroline Hurndall, the U.K. Ambassador in Libya, arrived today in Benghazi where she is scheduled to hold meetings with social and political leaders in the city. The first of her meetings was with Mayor of Benghazi Saqr Imran Bhojwari.
Libya’s Foreign Minister, Najla Mangoush, discussed developments in her country with the British Undersecretary of State for African Affairs, Gillian Keegan, during a phone call yesterday, according to a statement by the Libyan Foreign Ministry.
The Tripoli-based prime minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, held talks today in Tripoli with one of British Defense Ministry’s top advisors Joey Martin Sampson.
Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Council, Musa Al-Koni, will represent Libya at funeral ceremony of the late British Queen Elizabeth II, reports the state-owned Libyan News Agency.
The United States, United Kingdom and the Netherlands have expressed concerns over the ongoing fighting in Tripoli, which caused the death of at least four people and the injury of dozen others.