Tripoli, 24 April:
Libyan Labour minister Mustafa Rujbani and his Sudanese counterpart Farah Mustafa signed an agreement today on skills exchange enabling . . .[restrict]more Sudanese workers to come Libya.
Mustafa arrived in Tripoli on Monday.
It was announced in late February that Libya planned to recruit workers from Sudan following talks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum between Mustafa and a visiting delegation from Libya’s General Union of Workers.
Before the revolution there were an estimated half million Sudanese workers in the country, making them the second biggest expatriate workforce after Egyptians. Tens of thousands fled home during the uprising but many now want to return to Libya.
Libya has said that of all foreign workers looking to come to Libya, those from Sudan, Egypt and Tunisia will have priority. [/restrict]