Boris Johnson says UK was 'over-optimistic' about Libya
| Updated Aug 25, 2017 at 4:00pm
Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson says, the removal of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011 has been a "tragedy so far" for the people of Libya.
He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that "we were way over-optimistic" about Libya's future, adding that the elections of 2014 "made things worse".
His comments came after a two-day visit to Libya, where he urged rival parties to compromise and unite the country.
Mr Johnson pledged nine million pounds to help tackle people trafficking and terrorism.
In a landmark meeting, Mr Johnson became the first Senior Western Politician to visit the Libyan Military Commander, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on the ground at his home base near Benghazi.
SOURCE: BBC NEWS