Libya’s Interior Minister Discusses Cooperation with UK


Libya’s Interior Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Khaled Al-Tijani Mazen met with the British Ambassador to Libya, Nicholas Hopton in Tripoli. They discussed strengthening bilateral relations, especially in the field of security.

According to a statement issued by the MoI, Mazen expressed his readiness to cooperate with the UK in training and developing the capabilities of security associates.

Hopton welcomed the peaceful transfer of power in Libya, and the election of the GNU and Presidential Council to steer the country to safety, the statement noted.

Mazen indicated that the government’s mission is to break ground on real national reconciliation between the Libyan parties, and hold the December elections on time.

Libya’s interim government assumed power last week under Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba and a three-member Presidential Council, after months of intensive UN-brokered diplomacy geared at ending a years-long civil war.

Prior to the interim government, Libya was divided between two rival administrations – one based in Tripoli and the other based in the eastern city of Tobruk.