Tripoli, 10 September 2103:
Italy is to help Libya retrain its public administrators in the civil service. A memorandum of understanding was . . .[restrict]signed last week between Libya’s National Institute of Administration and the National School of Italian Administration in Tripoli during a visit by a delegation organised by the Italian Ministry of Public Adminisration.
As well as the President of the National School of Italian Administration, Giovanni Tria, the mission comprised the head of FORMEZ (the Centre for the Modernisation of the Italian Public Administration), officials from Sicily and its fishing industry. The Italian private sector was also involved in the mission.
The three-day visit focused on possible training courses in various fields for Libyan public administration heads, including water management, human resource and tourism management. These would take place in Italy. and to discuss how to build a fruitful cooperation between the two institutions.
The MOU represents “the first concrete outcome of the visit” according to an Italian embassy statement. Long-term training programmes will be looked in the field of public finance management, corruption control, e-government and technology innovation.
In addition to the talks with the Minister of Labour, Mohamed Fitouri Sualim, members of the delegation met with officials from the Ministry of Planning as well as with Agriculture Minister Ahmed Al-Urfi to discuss cooperation of fisheries; a training programme was offered by the Fishery District of Mazara del Vallo in Sicily.
The Vice President of Sicilian Industrial Association and the other members of the delegation also met with the Libyan Businessmen Council. [/restrict]