Tripoli, 1 August:
The British government has said that it is prepared to simplify the visa process for Libyan citizens wishing to . . .[restrict]travel to the UK, when it is feasible,
The statement from London made today to Libya Herald followed reports that Prime Minister Abdurrahim Al-Kib had approached the British Foreign Office, seeking a simplification of its “complex” visa application procedures. He is believed to have offered a similar easing of Libyan bureaucracy for British travellers coming here.
A UK spokesman explained: “The British Government holds regular talks with the Libyan government, including on bilateral areas of interest such as the visa processes operated by both countries.
“We are clear that the UK is open for business, and will implement improvements to the service we offer in Libya and elsewhere where this is feasible.” [/restrict]