The most high-profile minister to flee Libya, Moussa Koussa, has left the UK for Qatar, the Foreign Office has said.
The former foreign minister had been staying at an undisclosed location in the UK after travelling from Tunisia.
An FCO spokesman said it was understood he would meet the Qatari government and a range of other Libyan representatives in the capital city Doha.
A spokesman said Moussa Koussa was “a free individual, who can travel to and from the UK as he wishes”.
It is believed the former Gaddafi aide is on his way to the Qatari capital ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of an international contact group on Libya’s future.
Mr Koussa, who fled to the UK on 30 March, is a former head of Libyan intelligence and has been accused of being involved in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.