The bilateral trade volume between the United Kingdom and Libya amounted to £1.5 billion, the British Ambassador to Libya, Caroline Hurndall, said on Sunday at a celebration to mark the Birthday of King Charles III at the British Embassy in Tripoli.
"I am proud that since the embassy officially opened one year ago, the UK has continued to strengthen cooperation between our two countries, making an impact on the lives of Libyans across the country," Ambassador Hurndall said.
In this context, she noted how her country welcomed the first trade delegation in 2014 and launched the first Libyan-based British trade organization.
She also touted her country's support for Libya by helping remove 8,000 explosive remnants of war since 2021, besides benefiting 175 English language teachers and 18,000 Libyan students from the British Council programs.
As part of strengthening cooperation between the two countries, the British diplomat recalled how her government provided Libya with £12 million to support conflict-affected children to access primary education, as well as welcoming the British ship "HMS Albion" to enhance cooperation with the Libyan Navy and the Military Medical Corps.