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Joint Statement on the recent violence around Brak Al-Shatti airbase

Joint Statement by the Ambassadors to Libya of the People’s Republic of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America on the recent violence around Brak Al-Shatti airbase

In light of recent violence around Brak Al-Shatti airbase in Libya’s south which again risks escalating into renewed conflict, Taking note of relevant UN Security Council resolutions(UNSCRs), including UNSCRs 2213, 2259 and 2278, and our statement of 11 April 2017 concerning violence around Tamanhint airbase, Reiterating our determination to support…

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PM meetings at the London Somalia Conference: 11 May 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May discussed the importance of bringing together the international community to help Somalia build a more secure, stable and prosperous future for its people

A Downing Street spokesperson said: The Prime Minister opened the Somalia Conference at Lancaster House in London today, alongside President Farmajo of Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Faki. She also had meetings with President Kenyatta of Kenya, Prime Minister Hailemariam of Ethiopia and President Museveni…

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Conclusion of the London Somalia Conference

The conference focussed on the agreement of a Security Pact, adopted by Somalia and the international community, which will allow for sustainable, long-term security based on mutual accountability

On Thursday 11th May the UK hosted a major international conference on Somalia. Bringing together leaders from around the world, this conference accelerated progress on security sector reform, built on the international response to the ongoing drought and humanitarian crisis and agreed the new international partnership needed to keep Somalia…

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Foreign Secretary visits Tobruk, Libya

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson continued his first visit to Libya today (Friday) to support renewed efforts to break the political deadlock

The Foreign Secretary met Agila Saleh and Ahmied Homa, the President & second vice-President of Libya’s Parliament – the House of Representatives. In this meeting, Mr Johnson emphasised the importance of Libya’s legitimate political institutions working together to break the impasse and restore security, stability, and prosperity in Libya. After…

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FCO Press Release: Foreign Secretary visits Libya and Tunisia

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made his first visit to Libya Thursday to support fresh efforts towards a unified and stable government

The Foreign Secretary met Libyan Prime Minister Fayyez Al-Serraj and Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala to discuss the challenges faced by Libya’s Government of National Accord and how the UK can support Libyan efforts to re-establish security, stability, and prosperity for the Libyan people  The Foreign Secretary also met Abdurrahman Swehli,…

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Minister for Africa meets members of the Somali Diaspora

Ahead of the London Somalia Conference Tobias Ellwood sought Diaspora views on UK policy and securing peace and security for the country

Africa Minister Tobias Ellwood met 25 members of the Somali Diaspora, invited by the Anti-Tribalism Movement (ATM), on 19 April to talk about the UK’s policy on Somalia which will be delivered through the London Somalia Conference. ATM’s guests were from different sectors including community leaders representing minorities, campaigners including…

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UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue

Communique of the third meeting of the biannual UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue, hosted by the Government of Sudan in Khartoum on 29 March 2017

The third meeting of the biannual UK-Sudan Strategic Dialogue was hosted by the Government of Sudan in Khartoum on 29th March 2017, co-chaired by Undersecretary Abdulghani Al Naim, from the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Sudan, and Neil Wigan, Director for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of…

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UK Government calls for the release of all abducted by Boko Haram

Ministers reiterate support for Nigeria in its fight against terrorism on the third anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok school girls

On the third anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok school girls, Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood and International Development Minister James Wharton said: Our thoughts are with the Chibok girls who remain missing, their families and all those abducted by Boko Haram. We are working side by side with…

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GNPC Operating Services Company (“GOSCO”) and Lloyd’s Register to deliver services to Ghana

GNPC Operating Services Company (“GOSCO”) and Lloyd’s Register to deliver services to Ghana

Lloyd’s Register has signed an agreement with GOSCO, to form a joint venture dedicated to providing well project management, well engineering and associated site survey, geotechnical and rig inspection services, in the territorial waters of the Republic of Ghana. The aim of the joint venture company, known as ‘Lloyd’s Register…

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Joint Statement on the recent violence in Libya’s south

Joint Statement by the Ambassadors to Libya of the People’s Republic of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America on the recent violence in Libya’s south

In light of recent violence in Libya’s south, including near the Tamanhint airbase, which risks escalating into renewed conflict. Recalling relevant UN Security Council resolutions (UNSCRs), including UNSCRs 2213, 2259 and 2278, and Reiterating our determination to support the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) in order to alleviate…