Peter Millett

Peter Millett

Ambassador to Libya, Tripoli

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1st December 2016 Tunis, Tunisia

Peter Millett

by Peter Millett

Ambassador to Libya, Tripoli

Presenting Credentials

Last weekend I had the enormous honour of presenting my credentials to Prime Minister Fayez Serraj in Tripoli.  Four other European Ambassadors presented their credentials at the same time. What does this mean?  And why is it important?  Ambassadors are formally appointed by their Head of State and are given letters of appointment. These letters […]

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28th October 2016 Tunis, Tunisia

Peter Millett

by Peter Millett

Ambassador to Libya, Tripoli

The Power of English

English is the most widely spoken language in the world.  Chinese is number one for the number of native speakers, but with 400 million mother-tongue speakers and at least as many using it as a second language, English has become the world’s main communication tool. How did a language brought to Britain by settlers from […]

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7th October 2016 Tunis, Tunisia

Peter Millett

by Peter Millett

Ambassador to Libya, Tripoli

Happy 1438!

The Islamic world celebrated the arrival of a New Year this week.  It is now 1438. The New Year is not as big as the religious Eid holidays. Nor does it have the social significance of New Year events in other countries where cities compete with each other over the lavishness of their fireworks. In […]

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26th August 2016 Tunis, Tunisia

Peter Millett

by Peter Millett

Ambassador to Libya, Tripoli

LIBYA’S YOUTH

My last visit to Tripoli included a meeting with young activists. They were very clear about what they wanted: a voice in their future. They were no different from young people anywhere in the world.  They wanted a better world: security, a job and a way to contribute to decisions that affect them.  If you […]

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3rd August 2016 Tunis, Tunisia

Peter Millett

by Peter Millett

Ambassador to Libya, Tripoli

Libya and Brexit

What does Brexit mean for Libya? Many Libyans have asked me this question during my visits to Tripoli. Does the fact that the British people voted to leave the European Union mean that the United Kingdom will be less interested in Libya? Absolutely not.  The UK will be as committed to Libya as before: backing […]

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11th July 2016 Tunis, Tunisia

Peter Millett

by Peter Millett

Ambassador to Libya, Tripoli

Getting To Know Libya

Since the Presidency Council arrived in Tripoli, I have had the pleasure of visiting the city five times.  The most recent visit was during Ramadan. The first impression was the welcome I received and the friendliness of the people.  From my arrival at Matiga to the staff in the offices, there was a warm welcome […]

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6th June 2016 Tunis, Tunisia

Peter Millett

by Peter Millett

Ambassador to Libya, Tripoli

Ramadan Mubarak

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Today marks the first day of Ramadan.  It is the source of many misunderstandings for non-Muslims.  Some people might regard it as inappropriate for a non-Muslim to comment on this religious practice.  But, as seen by an outsider, it a central to life in the Arab world.  Moreover, the true purpose on Ramadan is very […]

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6th May 2016 Tunis, Tunisia

Peter Millett

by Peter Millett

Ambassador to Libya, Tripoli

The Beautiful Game

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Leicester.  Where’s that?  And how do you pronounce it?  Is it “Lye-Chest-er” or “Lester”. This Midlands town is now well-known all round the world after their team, Leicester City became the English football champions.  It is a remarkable story of a team that was fighting for survival last year.  The team – known locally as […]

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22nd April 2016 Tunis, Tunisia

Peter Millett

by Peter Millett

Ambassador to Libya, Tripoli

A Taste of Tripoli

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It’s not possible to understand a country without going to it.  Even if you meet lots of its citizens and read lots of books, you have to go there to see it, meet the people and get under its skin. So far I have been unable to visit Libya.  I have met many Libyans in […]

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4th April 2016 Tunis, Tunisia

Peter Millett

by Peter Millett

Ambassador to Libya, Tripoli

Better Bend than Break

What is better?  To bend and survive or to break and fail?  This question is central to the concept of compromise. No one can expect to get everything they want.  Winning feels good, but is not always possible.  In all aspects of life, finding the middle ground is often the most sensible and pragmatic way […]

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About Peter Millett

Peter arrived in Tunis on 23 June 2015 to take up his post as Ambassador to Libya. Previously he was British Ambassador to Jordan from February 2011 to June 2015. He was High Commissioner to…

Peter arrived in Tunis on 23 June 2015 to take up his post as
Ambassador to Libya.
Previously he was British Ambassador to Jordan from February 2011 to June 2015.
He was High Commissioner to Cyprus from 2005 – 2010.
He was Director of Security in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
from 2002-2005, dealing with all aspects of security for British
diplomatic missions overseas.
From 1997-2001 he served as Deputy Head of Mission in Athens.
From 1993-96 Mr Millett was Head of Personnel Policy in the FCO.
From 1989-93 he held the post of First Secretary (Energy) in the UK
Representative Office to the European Union in Brussels, representing
the UK on all energy and nuclear issues.
From 1981-1985 he served as Second Secretary (Political) in Doha.
Peter was born in 1955 in London.  He is married to June Millett and
has three daughters, born in 1984, 1987 and 1991.  
His interests include his family, tennis and travel.

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