Economy Minister: Libya keen on returning Turkish firms

Economy Minister: Libya keen on returning Turkish firms

April 13, 2021 - 19:22
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohammed Al-Huweij, has confirmed that Libya is keen on boosting cooperation with Turkey, through revising and updating trade agreements as well as placing a joint work-plan for the return of Turkish companies to resume projects in Libya and make new investments.

Al-Huweij said those remarks in a meeting with Turkish Trade Minister, Ruhsar Pekcan, on the margins of the visit of the Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah and an accompanying delegation to Ankara, where they convened the first meeting of the Libya-Turkey Strategic Cooperation Council in the presence of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Al-Huweij said the Libya-Turkey economic committee should convene soon to activate the free zones and industrial areas as well as resume work on suspended projects with the participation of the businesspersons and Commerce and Industry Chambers Union.

Meanwhile, Pekcan reiterated Ankara's keenness to boost cooperation with Libya and the need for the return of Turkish firms to resume work in the country, especially in reconstruction and infrastructure projects as well as education and health amid other fields.