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



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