A new white paper from GardaWorld says that companies not preparing now for re-entry to Libya, and considering short term scoping visits, will likely be on the back foot when conditions are right for long term engagement.
The report finds that the presence of the so-called Islamic State (IS, Daesh, ISIS, ISIL) in Libya "does not preclude commercial operations", and suggests that permanent international diplomatic engagement, inside Libya, will further allow for international companies and aid to re-engage on a considerable scale.
"Libya’s public and private sectors are desperate for international expertise and investment," say the authors, Pete Dordal and Nigel Lea. "Both sectors have come to realize the necessity of international elements and the limitations that currently exist."
The full white paper can be downloaded here.