The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – The United Kingdom’s ambassador to Libya, Frank Baker, met on Monday with Foreign Minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Mohamed Taher Siala, in Tripoli.
The two diplomats the issue of compensating victims of Muammar Gaddafi’s support for Irish Republican Army (IRA).
According to a statement by GNA’s Foreign Ministry, Baker “expressed his country’s interest in reviewing the current situation in Libya and the outcome of the Palermo conference held in Italy last month. And the possibility of meeting between the Libyan side and IRA victims.”
For his part, Siala stressed “the improvement of security and economic situation in general in Libya and talked about the outcome of the Palermo conference.”
As for the issue of compensating IRA victims, Siala said, “this case has been closed for years.”
At the end of the meeting, Siala called on the British side to discuss the return of the British Airways to work in Libya. Baker called for “the speedy resumption of the British Embassy in Tripoli and opening its doors to provide services to the Libyan citizens.”