Hashem Abedi, the brother of the Manchester Arena bomber, will be extradited to the UK before the end of the year, the Libyan prime minister has revealed.
Mr Fayez al-Sarraj said it was "only a matter of time" before Libyan officials working with British authorities completed the move.
"I think from here to the end of this year we will finish all the legal procedures in Libya," he told the BBC in Italy.
Mr Sarraj denied Libya had delayed Mr Abedi's extradition and said legal procedures were reaching their conclusion.
Hashem Abedi is the younger brother of Salman Abedi who detonated a bomb at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22 last year.
He has been in custody in Libya since the blast and subject to a request for extradition by British authorities since November last year.
Greater Manchester Police want to arrest him for murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion.