2013 February 5 : Libyan Embassy – London
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Archive for February 5th, 2013

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Tuesday 5th February 2013  Prime Minister Ali Zeidan opened yesterday’s press conference with a statement on the security situation. With the second anniversary of the 17 February Revolution approaching and the fear that demonstrations against the government and GNC’s ineffectiveness or mass celebrations might be hijacked by troublemakers, the Prime Minister was keen to assure the public. “I want to assure  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 5th February 2013  Speaking about Benghazi at yesterday’s press conference, alongside his Deputy, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan stressed that Benghazi will have its share of development in a studied and organized way. Reacting to a question from the media regarding the situation with regards to the demands by those in the east to transfer the National Oil Corporation (NOC)  [ Read More ]

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February 2013  Libya has shot up 23 places in the World Press Freedom Index 2013, showing how much things have changed for the media since the fall of the old regime. The French-based NGO Reporters Without Borders (RWB) ranks Libya 131 out of the 179 countries it analysed. Libya surpassed other states in the MENA region, including Tunisia (138), Egypt (158)  [ Read More ]

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February 2013  Sixty hard-bitten Libyan businessmen had the surprise of their life, when they turned up to a food and drink fair presentation at the Portuguese embassy. “I have never had such a hard sell” said one of them, over the lunch to which the guests were treated afterwards, “That man is amazing”. The man in question was Carlos Morais,  [ Read More ]

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February 2013  Goods imported from Turkey to Libya almost tripled last year, hitting $2.1 billion, making Libya one of the top countries for Turkish business. Last year saw imports of Turkish food, clothing and industrial supplies rocket 186 percent from $747 million in 2011 to $2.1 billion in 2012, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute. In December alone, the value  [ Read More ]

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February 2013 Part of Libya’s drive to attract foreign investors includes the creation of  ‘Invest In Libya’ one-stop shops with the local powers to sort out new projects and speed their way through a cumbersome bureaucracy. Misrata has become the second city, after Tripoli to establish such an office to fast track overseas investments. Louai Ben Sasi,  the local director  [ Read More ]

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February 2013  The Senate Armed Services Committee says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will testify on Thursday about the deadly assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya last September. The Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Republicans have pressed for Obama  [ Read More ]

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February 2013  There was snow in Zawia today and severe flooding in Tripoli, as bad weather continued to hit the north of the country. Children in and around Zawia enjoyed the snowfall, building snowmen, having snowball fights and zooming around on improvised sledges.  However, motorists were less happy, with numerous minor crashes and some vehicles stranded on icy, snow-covered roads.  [ Read More ]

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February 2013  Minister of Oil and Gas Abdulbari Al-Arusi has called on Saudi companies to invest in the Libyan oil industry. He made the call yesterday, while in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Region, the centre of the country’s oil industry. Meeting with local businessmen involved in the industry, he told them there were plenty promising investment opportunities in the oil sector. Arousi arrived  [ Read More ]