UK Prime Minister David Cameron in Tripoli
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David Cameron in Tripoli : 'We stand ready to help'

David Cameron has announced further British aid for Libya, including a military team to advise the National Transitional Council on security.

There will also be 50 places made available in UK specialist hospitals for critically ill Libyans, while assets totalling £500m ($790m) will be returned to the interim authorities as soon as possible.

The British prime minister also promised £600,000 from the UK towards de-mining efforts in Libya and £60,000 to pay for a police communications system.

He told a news conference in Tripoli that Britain and France want "to help you diplomatically, militarily, economically and with your development".

  • 15 Sep 2011
  • From the section Africa