British cabinet minister Ken Clarke is in Tripoli leading a trade mission by the London-based the Middle East Association (MEA).
The MEA mission includes 22 companies and organisations covering a wide spectrum of British expertise focussed on Libya, including education, healthcare, environmental facilities, defence, security and aviation services.
According to a report from Libya Herald, Clarke's presence together the MEA visit is seen as fitting into an increased UK business focus on Libya in the wake of the new Ali Zeidan government taking office.
It is the second UK trade mission in three weeks and the Foreign Office Minister responsible for Middle East and North Africa Affairs, Alistair Birt, is expected in a few days’ time.
(Source: Libya Herald)