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Millett: UK works with PC for interest of Libyans



The British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, confirmed that his country would cooperate with the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA) for the benefit of the Libyan people to improve their living conditions, reiterating Britain’s support for the PC and the GNA.

Millett said, in an exclusive interview with Libyan TV channel, that after  Vienna conference the International Community is ready to help Libya and lift the arms embargo on the Libyan army if the GNA requests so.

He noted the problems Libyans suffer, such as lack of liquidity and the electricity crisis, stressing that reform and change are difficult and take time. He expressed his country’s readiness to cooperate in all fields, especially in the area of education.

Millett stated that fighting the Islamic State group (IS) must be a top priority for the GNA, noting that his country is ready to train the Libyan forces through cooperation with the Department of Defense in the GNA.

He praised the positive progress in the war on terrorism in Sirte, adding that Britain suffered some terrorist attacks; the latest is killing of its citizens in Sousse, Tunisia.

Millett pointed out the need for cooperation in the region to strengthen the capacity of the armed forces to confront terrorism.

Regarding the impact of Britain’s exit from the European Union, Millett said that Britain’s commitment to its policy in the Libyan file is not linked to its exit from the EU and the resignation of the Prime Minister, David Cameron, in the future. He added that Britain and some European countries, such as France and Germany, continue to support the unity government to achieve security and stability for all the Libyan people.