In response to an official invitation from the Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a delegation from the Libya’s General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, headed by its head, Mohamed Al-Raied, made an official visit to the Czech capital, Prague yesterday.
The Libyan delegation included Najeeb Al-Ghawi, a member of the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce, representatives of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), the Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO) and several participating businessmen.
During the visit the Libyan delegation met with officials of the Czech Ministry of Trade, including the Director of the Cooperation Department for Non-European Countries, in the presence of a representative of the Federation of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic.
Commenting on the visit, the head of the General Libyan Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Al-Raied, told Libya Herald, “This visit comes in order to open horizons of economic cooperation between Libya and the Czech Republic, and to discover investment opportunities available to both sides in the two countries.
The two parties discussed ways to enhance cooperation in many fields and discussed opportunities to benefit from the leading Czech experience in the industries of metals, machinery, chemicals and medicines, as well as access to investment opportunities in Libya, especially in the oil, iron and steel and information technology sectors’’.
Call for reopening of Czech embassy in Tripoli and lifting of EU flight ban
During the talks, Al-Raied called for the development of cooperation between the Libyan General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture and his Czech counterpart, stressing the importance of accelerating the return of the work of the Czech embassy from Tripoli and lifting the ban on flights due to its positive role in supporting joint economic cooperation.