By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 2 September 2014:
British Ambassador Michael Aron and Britain’s Special Envoy to Libya Jonathan Powell have arrived in Tobruk to meet with senior officials.
The House of Representatives media office told the Libya Herald that the two UK diplomats had arrived in the town and would be meeting with members of the House. They met this morning with the President of House of Representatives, Ageela Saleh, and were expected to give a press conference later in the day.
A British official said Aron and Powell were expected to be in to be in the country for several days of focused discussions, adding that they would be travelling to “other parts of the country to hear from a range of voices”.
Johnathan Powell, who was appointed as a the British Prime Minister’s special envoy to Libya in April, was in Cairo last month where he met with Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi to discuss, among other things, the state of Libya.
The visit to Tobruk is Michael Aron’s first to Libya since the British Embassy in Tripoli was evacuated at the beginning of August.
The British diplomatic mission to Libya is now operating out of Tunis as a temporary measure.