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British PM Cameron makes unannounced visit to Libya

Published on Jan 31, 2013 9:35 PM
British Prime Minister David Cameron (centre), speaks during a graduation ceremony for Police Officers as part of a visit to Libya on Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 in Tripoli. Mr Cameron arrived in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday in an unannounced visit to the north African country, his office in London said.-- PHOTO: AFP

TRIPOLI (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron flew into the Libyan capital on Thursday for a previously unannounced visit, just days after Britain warned of threats to its embassy in Tripoli.

Ringed by security, Mr Cameron arrived at Tripoli airport at 11am (6pm Singapore time).

The British Premier, accompanied by Libyan Interior Minister Ashur Shwayel, made his way to a police academy in southern Tripoli where he attended a ceremony to mark the promotion of officers.

A Libyan government official told AFP that security cooperation would be at the centre of Mr Cameron's talks in Tripoli.

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