Ambassador Hurndall: Holding elections is important for Libya's progress

Ambassador Hurndall: Holding elections is important for Libya's progress

July 18, 2022 - 21:28
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The British Ambassador to Libya, Caroline Hurndall, says that holding elections in Libya is vital for the country's progress.

Hurndall, who was attending an event hosted by the Turkish Embassy in Tripoli to mark the sixth anniversary of the 15 July failed coup attempt against Recep Erdoğan's government, told The Libya Observer that the current situation in Libya is challenging.

"We are trying to work with all Libyan leaders to really take their responsibility to revive the political process and get the country back on track towards establishing a basis and holding parliamentary and presidential elections."

She said that reopening the UK embassy in Tripoli highlights the "strong deep historic relationship" between the UK and Libya, which her government is looking forward to building on.

Ambassador Hurndall noted the UK's support to Libya in various fields, such as running demining programs, supporting the WHO work in Libya, and through the British council, which holds English exams and provides support for English teachers.

The UK diplomat confirmed that her government is working with international counterparts, the Libyan government, the HCS, and Parliament to help Libya take its own lead in becoming more stable and prosperous.