Libyan-Turkish group to resume unfinished projects in Libya

The Turkish-Libyan Contracting Joint Working Group’s meeting was held under the chair of Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan (R) and Planning Minister of Libyan Government of National Accord Taher al-Jehaimi in Ankara, Jan. 31, 2019. (Photo: Daily Sabah)

The Turkish-Libyan Contracting Joint Working Group has agreed to start work on the continuation of the unfinished projects of Turkish companies in Libya.

Speaking at the meeting, Turkish Minister Pekcan said that the Turkish government attaches great importance to the improvement of commercial and economic relations with Libya.

She pointed out that the trade volume between the two countries skyrocketed 65.3 percent compared to last year, reaching $1.9 billion.

The group’s meeting was held under the chairmanship of Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan and Planning Minister of Libyan Government of National Accord Taher al-Jehaimi, a Trade Ministry statement said Friday.

“We hope that Turkish contractors will contribute to Libya’s development process. The most appropriate method is to solve the problems through one-to-one project based talks between Turkish companies and Libyan employers. We expect these talks to start as soon as possible.” Pekcan said, according to Daily Sabah.

In the meantime, Taher Al-Jehaimi said that they attach importance to the development of bilateral relations with Turkey in all areas, adding that the Government of National Accord has prepared a comprehensive plan, especially for the reconstruction of infrastructure.

Emphasizing that they want Turkish companies to take part in these projects as in the past, Al-Jehaimi said they agreed to solve the problems arising from the past through meetings between companies and employers.

At the end of the meeting, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed to initiate talks between firms and employers within the framework of the consensus of the Joint Working Group on the continuation of the unfinished projects of Turkish companies in Libya.

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