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Cameron Makes Unexpected Visit To Libya

January 31, 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron has made an unannounced visit to Libya, where he pledged to help the country's police and army.

Cameron said in Tripoli on January 31 that Britain was prepared to provide training and advice to Libya amid growing concerns over security in the region.

Cameron's trip to the Libyan capital comes just days after Britain's Foreign Office warned of reports about a potential threat against the British Embassy in Tripoli.

On January 30, Cameron visited neighboring Algeria, where he pledged to enter into a security partnership with the North African country.

His visit came about two weeks after a deadly hostage crisis at a Sahara Desert gas plant in Algeria during which six Britons are believed to have been killed.

The British prime minister is expected to travel to Liberia later for a development conference.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP


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