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Libya: Arms Trade

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 276561, tabled on 12 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his French counterpart on arms sales to combatants in the conflict in Libya.

Answered on

22 July 2019

​We are concerned by reports of military equipment entering Libya from a range of sources. We take all such reports seriously, given the UN arms embargo. On 16 July the UK agreed a P3+3 statement (by the UK, US, France, Italy, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates), calling on all UN member states to fully respect their obligations under the relevant UN Security Council resolutions to contribute to Libya's peace and stability and to prevent destabilising arms shipments to Libya.