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Main news from the Foreign Office this week focussed on the Middle East and North Africa.
On Tuesday, Foreign Secretary William Hague talked of a “great sense of optimism” among Libyans in Benghazi in his update to Parliament on the Middle East and North Africa. Yesterday he answered questions on Libya and the Arab Spring via Twitter.
Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt said he “firmly believes that the Libyan people will achieve their vision for a free, prosperous and democratic Libya” when he attended an event at Chatham House on Wednesday.
On Thursday he travelled to Abu Dhabi to represent the UK at the meeting of the Libya Contact Group.