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Libyan Newswire

New British Ambassador Hands Over Credentials to President of Presidency Council.

Tripoli, The New British Ambassador to Libya

Frank Baker on Saturday handed over his credentials to the President

of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord Fayez

Al Serraj in presence of Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala.

In a statement, the Ambassador underscored the close links

between Libya and Britain, indicating that Libyans and Britons had

stood together at the World War II, and paid tribute to the

sacrifices made by the two peoples.

He said his country, as part of an international consensus, stood

behind the GNA to provide services for the citizens of Libya and help

restore the country's standing among the community of nations.

The Ambassador said the British Embassy would soon start

issuing entry visas for Libyan nationals, as it is now officially

operating from Tripoli.

On his part, Al Serraj thanked Britain for its support of the

Government of National Consensus and political track, highlighting

the relationship between the two countries.

Baker is replacing Peter Millett, whose assignment came to an

end in December 2017.

Source: Libya News Agency

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