British Ambassador Frank Baker visits Benghazi to discuss promoting stability and reconstruction of the city

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 09 Oct 2018, 04:13 PM
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The British Ambassador to Libya, Frank Baker, met with Benghazi Mayor Abdelrahman Al-Abbar on Tuesday to discuss Britain's support for ongoing efforts to promote stability and reconstruction of the city.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Habib Al-Mayhoub and Director of the European Affairs Department Hafez Al-Tagouri.

The British Ambassador expressed his happiness at his presence in Benghazi, saying: "I saw the devastation caused by the terrorist groups in the city." He pointed to Benghazi's success in getting rid of terrorism, but it must work to eliminate the factors that caused the emergence of extremism and terrorism. Municipality of Benghazi through its official website Facebook.

The British Ambassador affirmed that his country is "fully prepared to provide support for mine clearance equipment and to support a project to raise awareness about the dangers of mines and explosive ordnance, as well as to contribute to the provision of basic services such as water, sanitation and electricity."

"Britain is the main donor to the UN Stabilization Fund, which is allocating several projects to help rebuild the city," he said. "There are British companies willing to work in Benghazi."

For his part, Alabbar welcomed the British Ambassador, calling on British companies and countries of the world to work and cooperate with Benghazi.

At the end of the meeting, the mayor stressed the need to establish an economic forum in the city of Benghazi, which includes Libyan businessmen and their British counterparts, to familiarize themselves with the needs of the city and open the horizons for joint cooperation between the two countries.

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