Minister of Economy and Trade Mohamed Al-Hweij met with the British Ambassador to Libya, Martin Longden, to discuss developing trade and investment ties between the two countries. 

A statement by the Ministry of Economy said the meeting addressed the status of British companies operating in Libya and their legal and financial situations. 

Al-Hweij highlighted that Britain is one of Libya's most important trading partners, expressing his government's desire to create an economic partnership that contributes to achieving economic stability and sustainable development in Libya. 

He expressed willingness to facilitate UK companies and investors and collaborate with British government institutions to arrange meetings for business owners, in order to establish partnerships between the private sectors of both countries.

Al-Hweij further instructed the Department of Foreign Trade to coordinate with the Commercial Office at the British Embassy to activate the Libyan-British follow-up committee and arrange official visits involving the General Union of Chambers of Commerce and the Business Owners Council.

For his part, the British Ambassador expressed his country's desire to strengthen trade and investment ties with Libya and the keenness of British companies to resume work on their contracted projects in Libya.