It is being described as money from heaven for Libya’s new rulers.
Britain’s Royal Air Force has flown into Benghazi crates of freshly printed bank notes that had been blocked by UK authorities in March.
The first batch of notes due to arrive in Libya was worth about one billion euros.
The head of Libya’s new central bank, Qassem Azzoz, said “It’s very important for paying salaries, which is the most important thing. People in the liberated cities did not have salaries for over two months now, and we need some cash for fixing hospitals and some security buildings.”
Muammer Gaddafi had ordered the bank notes from the British printing company De La Rue earlier this year.