On June 5th, the UK’s Ambassador to Libya, Caroline Hurndall, announced the reopening of the British Embassy in Tripoli after an eight-year hiatus. Amb Hurndall assured Libyans that although the Embassy is based in Tripoli, this move is a demonstration of the UK’s commitment to the whole of the country. In the Ambassador’s opening remarks at the ceremony, she said she is “especially proud that British businesses are collaborating with Libyan companies and having a meaningful impact on Libya’s economic development… If Libya is to fulfill her political and economic potential, Libya’s leaders must continue to implement the October Ceasefire Agreement, work together, and pursue compromise, cooperation, and concord. The people of Libya deserve this,” she concluded. Read more from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.