The UK ambassador to Libya, Nicholas Hopton, on Thursday, discussed with Mustafa Sanalla, Chief of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) economic partnership and ways to promote cooperation in a range of fields.

A statement by the NOC on Facebook said that the meeting, which took place at the NOC's HQ, dealt with ways to strengthen connections with British business partners, deepen ties between the UK and Libya in the oil and gas field, and benefit from British expertise.

The British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Libya, Damian Moore, conveyed during a virtual meeting with Sanallah last December his government's desire to establish new economic and trade partnerships with several countries, including Libya, "with which it has excellent relations," indicating that the UK values highly the opportunity granted to the British companies by the NOC in this regard.