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Libyan and Italian municipalities to meet in Tunis 25-28 January for improved capacities training

Libyan and Italian municipalities to meet in Tunis 25-28 January for improved capacities training

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 January 2021: From 25-28 January, 23 cross-Libya and 6 Italian municipalities will hold their first meeting in Tunis as part of Italy’s support…

Serraj calls on UN to ensure 24 December elections are held on time through UNSC resolution

Serraj calls on UN to ensure 24 December elections are held on time through UNSC resolution

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 January 2021: Faiez Sarraj, the head of Libya’s internationally recognized government based in Tripoli, has called on the United Nations to support Libya’s…

IFCL Economic Working Group addresses urgent economic issues

IFCL Economic Working Group addresses urgent economic issues

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 January 2021: UNSMIL announced yesterday that on 21 January, the co-chairs of the International Follow-Up Committee on Libya’s Economic Working Group (EWG), including…

Insecurity, displacement and protection risks continued in Libya during 2020: OCHA

Insecurity, displacement and protection risks continued in Libya during 2020: OCHA

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 January 2021: Reviewing the humanitarian situation in Libya during 2020, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Libya (OCHA) reported…

Libya’s population was 6,931,061 in 2020: Census Bureau

Libya’s population was 6,931,061 in 2020: Census Bureau

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 January 2021: Libya’s estimated population in 2020 was 6,931,061 million, the country’s Bureau of Statistics and Census revealed yesterday. Here is a breakdown…

Joint statement by France, Germany, Italy, UK, and U.S.

Joint statement by France, Germany, Italy, UK, and U.S.

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 January 2021: In a joint statement yesterday, France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the U.S. said the recent Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s (LPDF)…

UNSMIL opens one-week nominations for Libya’s next government – LPDF to vote on nominations in Switzerland from 1 to 5 February

UNSMIL opens one-week nominations for Libya’s next government – LPDF to vote on nominations in Switzerland from 1 to 5 February

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 January 2021: UNSMIL announced yesterday the start of a one-week period for the submission of candidacies for the positions of a three-member Presidency…

Constitution Drafting Assembly welcomes HoR-HSC agreement on holding constitution referendum

Constitution Drafting Assembly welcomes HoR-HSC agreement on holding constitution referendum

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 January 2021: Libya’s Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) welcomed yesterday the agreement of the House of Representatives (HoR) and High State Council’s (HSC) joint…

Libya regains its right to vote at UN General Assembly after paying some of its outstanding membership fees

Libya regains its right to vote at UN General Assembly after paying some of its outstanding membership fees

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 January 2021: Libya has regained its right to vote at the UN General Assembly after it has paid some of its outstanding membership…

U.S. reaffirms support for Libya’s December elections

U.S. reaffirms support for Libya’s December elections

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 January 2021: The U.S. has reaffirmed its support for Libya’s planned 24 December elections. This is the first comment by the U.S. under…

Biden reverses Trumps’ discriminatory U.S. travel ban on Muslim and African countries

Biden reverses Trumps’ discriminatory U.S. travel ban on Muslim and African countries

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 January 2021: Newly inaugurated U.S. President, Joe Biden, yesterday reversed a number of Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations that prevented certain individuals from…

Op-Ed: Libya: The way forward is riddled

Op-Ed: Libya: The way forward is riddled

By Ambassador Anil Trigunayat. 21 January 2021: A wasted decade is the story of Libya and apathy of an interventionist but irresponsible international community to put it mildly.…

UNSMIL welcomes HoR and HSC constitutional progress for 24 December elections

UNSMIL welcomes HoR and HSC constitutional progress for 24 December elections

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 January 2021: UNSMIL yesterday commended the House of Representatives (HoR) and High State Council (HSC) joint Constitutional Committee ‘‘on their decision to meet…

HoR and HSC Constitutional Committee agree to hold constitution referendum

HoR and HSC Constitutional Committee agree to hold constitution referendum

By Sami Zaptia. London, 20 January 2021: The joint House of Representative (HoR) and High State Council (HSC) Constitutional Committee has taken an historic step on moving forward…

EU welcome LPDF’s approval of new government selection mechanism

EU welcome LPDF’s approval of new government selection mechanism

By Sami Zaptia. London, 20 January 2021: The Delegation of the European Union yesterday issues the following statement together with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States…

Business

Cost of living continues to rise, liquidity problem persists: Libya market report

Cost of living continues to rise, liquidity problem persists: Libya market report

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 January 2021: The cost of the Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB)…

Libya’s Union of Chambers of Commerce holds discussions in Tunisia

Libya’s Union of Chambers of Commerce holds discussions in Tunisia

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 January 2021: The head of the Libyan General Union of…

GECOL and Turkey’s Calik Energy discuss Tripoli South electricity project

GECOL and Turkey’s Calik Energy discuss Tripoli South electricity project

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 January 2021: The state General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL)…

LD 26.7 bn CBL budget deficit loan for 2020

LD 26.7 bn CBL budget deficit loan for 2020

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 January 2021: The Central Bank of Libya’s (CBL) loan to…

Egypt and Libya contemplating extending Egypt’s rail line to Benghazi

Egypt and Libya contemplating extending Egypt’s rail line to Benghazi

By Sami Zaptia. London, 20 January 2021: The Chairman of Libyan-Egyptian Chamber of Commerce Ibrahim…

Mitiga airport PPP development plan drafted with help of KPMG

Mitiga airport PPP development plan drafted with help of KPMG

By Sami Zaptia. London, 20 January 2021: The Libyan Airports Authority (LAA) announced yesterday that…

Two new industrial oil mixing plants in Benghazi and Zawia approved by NOC

Two new industrial oil mixing plants in Benghazi and Zawia approved by NOC

By Sami Zaptia. London, 20 January 2021: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) approved yesterday…

Tripoli Chamber of Commerce visits Alexandria Chamber to improve cooperation

Tripoli Chamber of Commerce visits Alexandria Chamber to improve cooperation

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 January 2021: The Tripoli Chamber of Commerce and Industry visited…

Libya and Pakistan discuss importing labour, training in ITC, renewables, English and health

Libya and Pakistan discuss importing labour, training in ITC, renewables, English and health

By Sami Zaptia. London, 18 January 2021: Libya and Pakistan discussed the import of Pakistani…

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