Libyan PM vows support for Tunisia amid tough economic conditions

Libyan PM vows support for Tunisia amid tough economic conditions

May 22, 2021 - 21:59
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, said Libya won't leave Tunisia alone amid the ongoing tough economic conditions, adding in a joint press conference with his Tunisian counterpart, Hichem Mechichi, in Tripoli that his government will spare no efforts to boost economic, social and political relations with Tunisia.

The Libyan Prime Minister said restrictions on goods coming from Tunisia to Libya via land border crossings will be lifted and the issues of the Tunisian workers in Libya will be soon sorted out, adding that Libya asked Tunisia to retrieve seized Libyan money.

Dbeibah also said that Libya will send to south Tunisia medical aids to help them against the spread of the Coronavirus, including Coronavirus vaccines once there are sufficient doses in Libya.

He also said that the Libyan authorities are going to work on activating the bilateral agreements between the two countries, adding that both counties are working on solving issues such as security problems and debts, reiterating that Libya has signed agreements in land, sea and air transports with Tunisia.

Meanwhile, the Tunisian Prime Minister said his country was working on facilitating the entry of Libyans to Tunisia, adding that they had lifted restrictions on ownership for Libyans inside Tunisia, in addition to lifting restrictions on money transfers and exchange of goods between the two countries.

Mechichi said they had also agreed on lifting restrictions on trade exchanges, travel, and transfer of business and funds between the two countries, saying Tunisia has an encouraging investment environment, especially for Libyans, who will be given all expertise in all fields, including the Tunisian experience in infrastructure and administrative projects.

He added that Libya and Tunisia see eye to eye on regional issues, saying that his country is always ready to help Libya achieve peace, stability and national reconciliation.

Mechichi arrived in Tripoli Saturday with a high profile delegation and a number of Tunisian businesspersons who are scheduled to attend the first Libyan-Tunisian exhibition in Tripoli from 23 to 26 May.

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