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18.04.2016 Libya

Britain's Foreign Secretary makes surprise visit to Tripoli

By AFP
British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond is expected to meet Libyan officials after arriving in Tripoli on an unannounced visit.  By Safin Hamed (AFP/File)
LISTEN APR 18, 2016
British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond is expected to meet Libyan officials after arriving in Tripoli on an unannounced visit. By Safin Hamed (AFP/File)

Tripoli (AFP) - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrived Monday on a surprise visit to Tripoli, officials said, in the latest foreign visit in support of the UN-backed unity government.

A media advisor for the Government of National Accord told AFP that Hammond would hold a news conference after talks with officials, as the GNA posted a picture on its website showing the top British diplomat meeting prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj.

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