UK to unfreeze £12bn in Libyan assets

2011-09-15 15:20
Tripoli - Britain's prime minister David Cameron on Thursday said his government would look to unfreeze a further £12bn in Libyan assets if a United Nations Security Council resolution on Libya was passed.

"We [Britain] have already unfrozen a billion pounds worth of assets and if we can pass the UN resolution that we will be putting forward with France tomorrow, there's a further £12bn of assets in the UK alone that we will be looking to unfreeze," Cameron told a news conference in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Cameron was on a joint visit to Tripoli with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Both leaders will visit Benghazi, the cradle of the revolution that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi, later on Thursday.

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