British Ambassador to Libya meets with GNA’s Interior Minister for the second time in less than a month

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – United Kingdom’s ambassador to Libya, Frank Baker, met on Sunday with Interior Minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fathi Bashagha, in the Ministry’s headquarters.

According to a statement by the Tripoli-based Interior Ministry, the two officials “discussed prospects of bilateral cooperation in the security field.” Bashagha stressed that Britain has a prominent role “through the provision of logistical and security assistance on the security and technical levels.”

For his part, the British Ambassador expressed his country’s readiness to provide all the necessary means as it looks forward to constructive cooperation with the Tripoli-based government “through political and economic support and to address all the challenges facing the region in general and Libya in particular.”

This is the second meeting to be held between Baker and Bashagha in less than one month.

On November 25th, British newspaper the Daily Mail reported that British authorities agreed to train undisclosed Libyan security forces in Tripoli in exchange for the extradition of the brother of the Manchester Arena bomber, Hashem Abedi.

According to the Daily Mail, this agreement came under a deal signed off on November 15th by Baker and Basghagha.


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