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UK support Libya and Tunisia

UK confirmed its support for both Libya and Tunisia during an annual prominent conference held in the Tunisian city of EL-Hammamat and concluded on Saturday 16th Nov.2014.

High-level British delegation consisted of the British ambassador in Tunisia, Hamish Cowell, the British ambassador to Libya, Michael Aaron, along with a group of leaders and British experts, to confirm the support of the United Kingdom to North African countries regarding promote dialogue among themselves and with the UK, in an effort to bridge the gap as well as exchange of experiences between the leaders of today and the future to build better communities.

In this context, the British Council, the organizer of the conference,  held an interview with each of British ambassadors, about the position of the United Kingdom regarding current events taking place in both Libya and Tunisia, , and the importance of this conference for the five participating countries of North Africa (Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, and Morocco) and the UK .

On the margin of the conference, the British ambassador in Libya, Michael Aaron, said the closure of the British embassy in Libya is due to security and also political reasons in light of the presence of two governments, ” as the United Kingdom does not support the government of Tripoli, and in order to avoid confrontation, it was better to be outside of Libya.”

And about efforts by Britain to contain the Libyan crisis, he said: “We are constantly striving in cooperation with the United Nations and keep discussions with the Libyan moderate parties to promote dialogue between them, because we consider that a political solution is the only way out of the crisis in Libya and violence is not a solution no matter how long.”

Aaron noted that the ‘EL-Hammamat ‘ conference is an important platform for the exchange of experiences and listen to different views and experiences in other countries such as Tunisia and Egypt, and  benefit  from them, especially in the midst of the challenges that beset Libya.

He concluded by saying that Libya owns a promising and prosperous  future because of its potential and rich resources, it may be that the Libyan parties realize the importance of it in the end.”

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