Press release

FCO Minister concerned by violence in Libya

Foreign Office Minister condemns murder of Libyan Deputy Minister and highlights concern at violence in Sabha.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The FCO Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Hugh Robertson, said:

I am very concerned about the fighting in Sabha and reports of the deaths of more than 30 people. I call on all sides to resolve their differences peacefully. Our thoughts are with those that have been killed and injured and their families.

I also condemn the murder of Deputy Minister of Industry Hassan al-Drowi in Sirte on Saturday. It is vital that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

The UK is committed to supporting the Libyan authorities as they continue their efforts to build a more stable and secure Libya.

Further information

Follow Foreign Office Minister Hugh Robertson on twitter @HughRobertsonMP

Follow the Foreign Office on twitter @foreignoffice

Follow the Foreign Office on facebook and Google+

Media enquiries

Published 14 January 2014