The Tripoli Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture signed a memorandum of understanding with the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) in Washington, DC.
The signing of the MoU came after a 40 member Tripoli Chamber delegation completed their participation in the World of Concrete (WOC 2023) exhibition from January 17-19 January in Las Vegas – organised by AmCham Libya.
Tripoli Chamber reported that the MoU with NUSACC aims to enhance trade cooperation, exchange experiences in several fields, support companies and facilitate the movement of business owners, organize joint economic conferences and exhibitions in both countries and implement training and support programmes targeting members of the chambers and national elements.
The signing took place on the side-lines of a meeting that included the Chairman of the Tripoli Chamber, Anwar Abu Sitta, and the President of the NUSACC David Hammouda, in Washington, DC, In the presence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to Libya, Richard Norland, a NUSACC member James Smith, David Linfield, responsible for the Libya office in the US State Department, and Megan Doherty, Deputy Head of the Middle East Department at USAID.
Speaking exclusively to Libya Herald about the US visit, Tripoli Chamber chairman, Anwar Abu Sitta, said that the aim of overseas visits and meetings is to open the horizons for Tripoli Chamber members and launch them into international economic forums to learn about economic developments around the world.
He said the main goal is to open the doors of cooperation between Libyan businessman and women, especially Tripoli Chamber members, with businessmen and women around the world, including in the United States of America.
He explained that the visit to the United States of America and the signing of the memorandum of understanding comes within the framework of the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce seeking to benefit from the economic expertise that America enjoys. This includes the transfer of technology for the benefit of Libyan business and companies, and enhance the presence of American companies to invest in Libya in cooperation with Libyan companies in various industrial, commercial, agricultural, construction and contracting fields.