By Hadi Fornaji.
Tripoli, 31 August 2013:
The American Chamber of Commerce in Libya has held the first of what it hopes will . . .[restrict]be a succession of informal monthly evening meetings at Tripoli’s Mahari Radisson Blu Hotel.
The inaugural event, for which there was standing room only, heard from Gen Ali Belgassem on security and from Michel Cousins, the editor of the Libya Herald on historic forces that drive Libyan society.
“Events like this will hopefully encourage stronger ties between the international and Libyan business community said AmCham director Richard Griffiths, “We had guests from four embassies, as well as businessmen from leading Libyan and international firm. I think it is fair to say that this was a great opportunity for people to get together informally. The discussion afterwards was high quality and informative”.
Griffith said he plans to run these open gatherings every last Monday of the month. Hosted by the hotel, they will from now on be in the far larger space of the fifteen floor.