GNU Minister of Economy: We aim to increase trade with Tunisia to the benefit of both countries
GNU's Ministry of Economy says that Libya aims to increase and strengthen economical ties with Tunisia after PM Dabeiba announced the signing of a multi-clause agreement to facilitate trade and travel between the two countries
In the presence of a ministerial delegation led by Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dabeiba and his Tunisian counterpart, Hichem Mechichi, the Minister of Economy and Trade of the Government of National Unity, Mohamed Al-Hawaij, spoke at the opening of the Libyan-Tunisian Forum and Exhibition on the grounds of the Tripoli International Exposition.
The Forum, organized by the Sabha Chamber of Commerce and the Agriculture Tunisian-African Business Council, runs until May 25 and includes a joint trade fair between Libya and Tunisia.
The forum aims to encourage investment in Libyan and Tunisian markets, support domestic exports, stimulate trade, conclude agreements, network between companies and businessmen in both countries, and open markets to Africa, according to the Ministry’s information office.
The Minister noted in his opening remarks that the Libyan-Tunisian Forum and Exhibition marked the start of a long-term relationship aimed at facilitating and expanding trade between the two countries, encouraging investment, and concluding several energy and technology agreements.
The Minister also called on Tunisia to support the two countries’ economic actors in order to achieve economic growth and to help with the implementation and activation of free zones (Zawara, Misrata, and Tobruk) within the transit trade zones.
The GNU’s PM along with his Tunisian counterpart opened the the Libyan-Tunisian Forum yesterday on the grounds of Tripoli’s International Exposition.
The Prime Ministers undertook a tour of the gallery’s corridors in which they shared the products of a number of companies in a number of sectors, including construction, infrastructure, tourism and food.
More than 170 companies from various sectors are participating in the ongoing events of the exhibition along with 1,200 entrepreneurs.
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