Economic and Trade Minister Directs Preparation of Digital Economy Vision


Mohamed Al-Hwej, the Minister of Economy and Trade

Last Tuesday, Mohamed Al-Hwej, the Minister of Economy and Trade, conducted a meeting at the Ministry’s Tripoli office to discuss the development of a digital economy and e-commerce in Libya.

The meeting was attended by various officials, including Saad Al-Hanish, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, and Ahmed Al-Darwish, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Libya Trade Network. Representatives from the Department of Private Sector Development and Investment, the Ministry’s Economic Modeling Office, the Privatization and Investment Board (PIB), the General Commercial Registry Authority, the General Authority for Communications and Information, the General Authority of Customs, the Tax Authority, the European Union Mission in Libya, and Expertise France were also present.

During the meeting, a visual presentation on the digital transformation project was shared, highlighting its implementation across the Ministry, its affiliated bodies, ministries, and relevant government entities. The challenges and obstacles faced in executing the project were discussed, and strategies to overcome them were reviewed.

The Ministry expressed its commitment to collaborating with the European Union delegation and Expertise France to ensure the successful completion of the project’s implementation stages.

The Minister emphasised the importance of strengthening cooperation between the Ministry’s departments and its affiliated bodies with other ministries and entities involved in the national vision project for building the digital economy.

He also directed the preparation of a vision for developing legislation and regulations governing the relevant sectors, as well as the implementation of the project through qualified national professionals.

The Minister highlighted the need for technical support from researchers and international experts associated with the European Union mission and Expertise France.

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