So British expertise will also help the first freely elected government in Libya for 40 years to cement democracy, firmly establish the rule of law and increase public accountability. The UK will provide a justice advisor, training for domestic electoral observers, and advisors on public finance and accountability.
The Prime Minister used the visit to press the Libyan government grant visas to a UK team investigating the Lockerbie bombing. This was agreed.
Creating a secure and stable political environment for Libyans is also the first step towards an economic recovery in the country, encouraging foreign investment and trade.
Libya is a country with great potential, both for the Libyan people and for British businesses whose skills and expertise can help Libya rebuild. The Prime Minister’s visit contributed to ongoing efforts to raise the UK’s profile as a trading partner for Libya – the £45m contract won by DeLaRue to print Libya’s new currency is just one example of British success.
(Source: UK Prime Minister's Office)