The Harbour Group has inked a $15K a-month contract with Libya to conduct a public diplomacy program for the Libyan National Transitional Council and the country’s U.S. Embassy.

LNTCThe Washington-base firm began working for the Libyans last April on a volunteer basis.

The new pact went into effect March 1 and runs through the end of 2012.

Its purpose is to strengthen the bilateral U.S.-Libya relationship; sustain U.S. humanitarian, security, economic and nation-building assistance and build confidence in commerce and investment in Libya.

To achieve those goals, Harbour will meet with U.S. policymakers, think tanks, academics and reporters. It will develop website content and social media platforms to promote the growth of Libya in the aftermath of the murder of its former leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Harbour managing director Richard Marcus reports to Libya’s ambassador Ali Suleiman Aujali on the account.

The firm is putting the finishing touches on a renewed pact with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.

Harbour has represented the UAE under the U.S.-Emirates Alliance umbrella. That contract is pegged in the $2M a-year range.