By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 25 September 2o13:
A multi-sector British trade delegation organised by the London-based Libya-British Business Council (LBBC) has . . .[restrict]been in Tripoli for the past four days meeting with Libyan officials and businessmen.
The group, led by former British Ambassador in Tripoli, Sir Dominic Asquith, comprised 10 companies includes ones that have an established presence in Libya, such as international lawyers Clyde and Co., and Salamanca Risk Management which has been involved in the country since the revolution. Also present among the ten companies in the mission is KBR which as Brown & Root has been working in Libya since 1964 and was involved in projects such as the Man-Made River and Brega port.
Others were BACTEC International, BAE Systems, Cambridge Associates, G3-Systems, Mott Macdonald (which has also been in Libya for some time), Nemesis Security, TDM Group and Tilden International. They covered, as Asquith put it, “fast jets to undersea” operations.
The delegation leaves tomorrow.
Despite the political situation British business remains extremely optimistic about Libya’s potential. Last week, the CEO of the United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI – the British government Ministry charged with UK trade and investment) was in Tripoli expressing his high hopes for Libyan-British business links. So too was a healthcare mission from the north of England.
Another business delegation, this time led by the Middle East Association, is due in Tripoli on 6 October. It also plans a second one in November.