By Libya Herald reporter.
Benghazi, 14 February 2017:
A British business delegation has been in Benghazi discussing security needs with Benghazi Security Directorate head Saleh Hweidi.
Led by Peter Meyer, chief executive of the Middle East Association, the group is the first British business delegation to go to Libya in over three years.
Today’s discussions is said to have focussed on the supply of police investigation needs such as DNA and fingerprinting equipment, forensic laboratories and training. It is reported that deals have been agreed, although this has not been confirmed.
Hweidi was sacked by Beida-based interim government’s acting interior minister at the end of last month which appointed Colonel Saleh Mohamed Al-Khafaifi in his place. However, Hweidi refused to go and for a short while, in what is becoming the Libyan norm, there were two rival security chiefs in Benghazi. However, Hweidi appears to have won out. Last week, he said that Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter had told him to remain in post and he was going to do precisely that.