British PM in surprise visit to Tripoli

 / 31 Jan '13

Tripoli - British Prime Minister David Cameron flew into the Libyan capital on Thursday for a previously unannounced visit, an AFP photographer in Tripoli reported.

Cameron, whose visit comes only a few days after Britain warned of threats to its embassy in Tripoli, arrived at Tripoli airport at 11:00 am (1000 GMT), amid tight security.

Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan shakes hands with his British counterpart David Cameron (L) during a welcome session at the headquarters of the Prime Minister's Office in Tripoli January 31, 2013. Cameron arrived in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday in an unannounced visit to the north African country, his office in London said. REUTERS/Ismail Zitoun. Credit: REUTERS

His office said on Twitter that the British premier travelled to the North Africa country “to discuss how the UK can continue to help build a strong, prosperous, democratic” Libya. - Sapa-AFP

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