Hammond pronounces his country’s recognition of UN-backed government, calls Tobruk parliament to endorse it

Hammond pronounces his country’s recognition of UN-backed government, calls Tobruk parliament to endorse it

April 18, 2016 - 20:26
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, said Monday that his country recognizes the UN-proposed government, calling on Tobruk Parliament to approve it at its next meeting.

Hammond added that Defense and Foreign Ministers in the European Union will meet later on Monday with the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council via satellite to discuss the ways possible to provide the government with the needed assistance.

In a joint press conference with PC members, Ahmed Mitig and Mohammed Emmari in Tripoli, Hammond reaffirmed that Britain supports the UN-proposed government and will provide it with a 10 million pounds backup.

Hammond also stated that his country is ready to help Libya develop its sovereign state institutions such as the Central Bank of Libya and the National Oil Corporation, pointing that prevailing security and economic development in Libya are top Britain’s priorities list.

“The reopening of our embassy in Tripoli is connected to the establishment of security and stability across the city.” Hammond commented.

On the other hand, Al-Emmari said that the British Foreign Secretary told the PC that releasing the frozen Libyan assets is a very complicated legal issue.

While, Ahmed Mitig explained in the presser that fighting IS is a national project in which all Libyans should take part.

A couple of days ago, French, Italian, and German Foreign Ministers reaffirmed from Tripoli that their countries support the UN-proposed government and its Presidential Council, saying they are ready to assist it on all levels.