Libya’s Transport Minister, Mohamed Al -Shahubi, received Wednesday at his office at the Ministry’s Tripoli headquarters the Ambassador of Niger.
During the meeting, the aspects of cooperation in all areas related to the transportation sector were discussed, and practical steps that would implement the transit road project (Misrata – Tamanhint – Agadez) were discussed.
The Minister praised the depth of historical relations between the two countries, stressing his intention to strengthen them to serve the interests of the two peoples in Libya and Niger.
It will be recalled that during the ‘‘Made in Libya’’ exhibition held in Niamey, the capital of Niger, (14 to 19 March), Libya and Niger signed an MoU on the start of the construction of the transit trade road between the two neighbouring countries.
The transit route will run from Misrata Free Zone on the Mediterranean coast of Libya, through the Tamanhant Free Zone in southern Libya, near Sebha and on to Agadez in central Niger.
The MoU was signed by Transport Minister, Mohamed Shahubi and the Minister of Commerce for Niger.
The Libyan Transport Ministry said the MoU come within the framework of activating economic cooperation and supporting investment programmes between the two countries.
They said it aims to implement the opening of a strategic arterial road linking Libya as the gateway to Africa with the countries beyond the Sahara. This, the Ministry added, constitutes a quantum leap for the economy of the two countries with achievable gains. These include the potential transformation of the region into a centre for trade, the flow of goods and merchandise, and the movement of transit and transport.
Libya and Niger sign transit road implementation MoU (libyaherald.com)
At the opening of the ‘‘Made in Libya’’ event in Niamey, Niger, Aldabaiba looked forward to the new transit trade road (libyaherald.com)