By Jamie Prentis.
Tunis, 25 May 2017:
Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj has insisted to British Prime Minister Theresa May that Libya and the UK must continue to work together to detect terrorist networks.
In a phone call to London after the Manchester suicide bombing by a British-Libyan Salman Abedi, Serraj expressed his deep condolences, having sent a similar message to the Queen two days ago.
“As we condemn in the strongest terms all terrorist attacks against innocent civilians, we emphasise that we stand by the friendly British people during these difficult times,” he said.
Serraj updated May on the arrest of members of Abedi’s family by the Rada Special Deterrence Force.
Serraj put out a statement urging the media not to jump to conclusions until the Chief Prosecutor had carried out his investigations.
Yesterday, PC deputy head Ahmed Maetig offered British Ambassador Peter Millett his deepest condolences over the attack and called for a concerted effort to fight terrorism.
A PC statement said Millett underlined Britain’s support for the UN-backed government and its attempts to revive the economy.