The United Kingdom is to announce that it is has agreed closer military co-operation with Libya, according to a report from The Guardian.
Britain has agreed to help train the Libyan military, especially its navy and air force, and will also help to establish bomb disposal and defence language schools.
A source from the Ministry of Defence said:
"In addition to our own military capability it is right that we also focus resources on upstream capacity building, training and engagement to support our national interests.
"Closer military engagement and co-operation ahead of time can often stabilise a region and therefore reduce the need for our own direct intervention later on. Working alongside the Foreign Office we are strengthening levels of engagement in areas such as north Africa and the Horn of Africa."
(Source: The Guardian)