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Britain re-opens embassy in Libya

RIA Novosti

16:23 17/10/2011 MOSCOW, October 17 (RIA Novosti) - UK Foreign Minister William Hague re-opened the British Embassy in Tripoli on Monday.

Hague appointed a new ambassador, Sir John Jenkins, during his visit. He also met with Libya’s interim National Transitional Council (NTC) chair Mustafa Abdul Jalil.

“Today marks a watershed in the UK’s relations with Libya,” he said at the end of the visit.

Hague praised the NTC for stabilizing the country and re-establishing it as “a full member of the international community.”

Hague said Britain has allocated £20.6 million ($32.4 million) to date to help sustain Libya’s stabilization and another £20 million to support political and economic reform.

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