By Sami Zaptia.
London, 4 October 2021:
The Libyan private sector discussed ways of cooperation between Italian and Libyan ports and setting frameworks for joint investment in the transfer of Italian expertise to develop Libyan ports.
The discussions took place at the Libyan Embassy in Rome on Friday at the request of the Libyan private sector. They included Ambassador Omar Al-Tarhouni, Fabricio Boggi, Head of the Ports and Shipping Authority, Enrico Luciano, President of the Italian Ports Companies Association, Gino De Paoli, First Counsellor of the Lazio Region (Rome), and Haitham Al-Huraizi, representative of the Libyan private sector.
In the meeting, the ambassador presented the requests of Libyan companies and some of the obstacles in shipping procedures (administrative and customs) encountered by Libyan ports with Italian ports. He reviewed possibilities of how these can be overcome to achieve better trade cooperation between the two countries as well work to implement the previously signed agreements between the two countries.
With regard to the transport and customs sector, it was also agreed to hold a meeting this week to include the customs authorities to review all the bottlenecks and possible solutions to facilitate procedures for goods destined for Libyan ports.