HMS Albion, a 17,000-tonne ship with a crew of 340, called into Tripoli harbor for a day of activities and activities to strengthen cooperation with colleagues from the Libyan Navy and the Libyan Military Medical Corps.
Shortly after her arrival, the commander called the mayor of Central Tripoli to thank him for such a warm welcome in the city.
During the day, activities included the exchange of best practices in the fields of seafaring, navigation, naval engineering and medical support.
At the end of the eventful visit, Commander Captain Simon Kelly said:
Our visit to Tripoli was also a great opportunity for the Sailors and Marines on board to interact with their counterparts in the Libyan Armed Forces. In our short time together, we have undertaken a wide range of activities, from damage control training to hosting a number of official receptions, hosting senior Libyan political, military and civil society, all of which have strengthened the UK’s cooperation and ongoing commitment to Libya.
Shortly before sunset, HMS Albion held an official reception for guests invited from all over Libya.
His Majesty’s Ambassador to Libya Ms. Caroline Herndal commented:
This Royal Navy visit to Tripoli is a symbol of the UK’s continued commitment to Libya and the UK’s willingness to help our Libyan friends achieve stability in their country. Seeing our engineers and medical personnel working alongside each other and sharing ideas is just a small example of the dialogue needed by the entire international community to support the Libyan people in achieving a Libyan solution to the current volatile situation in this wonderful country.
HMS Albion is conducting operations in the Mediterranean Sea as part of the Royal Navy’s Coastal Group deployment to the region called Operation ACHILLEAN.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the British Embassy in Tripoli.
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