UK to unfreeze £12bn in Libyan assets
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.