The Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohamed Al-Hwej, held a meeting to follow up on the ongoing preparations for the convening of the joint Libyan-Tunisian Higher Committee. The minister was briefed on the arrangements related to all sectors and target areas during the meeting of the joint Libyan-Tunisian Higher Committee to be held during the coming period under the chairmanship of the Tripoli-based Libyan Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba.
Commenting on the meeting, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Economy and Trade, Fawzi Wadi, said that the meeting discussed the cooperation priorities set by the Government with the Tunisian government, on top of which is the promotion of trade exchange, facilitating the flow of goods and the movement of travellers in both directions, and facilitating services at border crossings, in addition to enhancing cooperation in the field of food security and energy.
In addition to cooperation in the sectors of health, justice, security, employment, oil, electricity, transportation, finance and the economy, according to what the Tunisian government announced.
Wadi stressed the government’s desire for Tunisia’s contribution to the infrastructure projects in Libya.
The meeting included the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Mr. Mohamed Al-Raidh, the Director General of the Federation of Libyan Industry, Mr. Ali Naseer, the Director General of the Libyan Tunisian Chamber, the Director of the Department of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation in the Ministry and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry Interior, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Maritime Resources, Ministry of Industry, Libyan Foreign Bank, Libyan-Tunisian Joint Committee
It is worth noting that, previously, Aldabaiba had promised to settle all debts owed by Libya to Tunisia in the fields of health, air transport and electricity as soon as possible. He had stressed the agreement with the Tunisian side to unify customs procedures between the two countries and work to complete the idea of the joint industrial zone in the Ras Jedir region, and cancel restrictions on the movement of goods between the two countries.
He had called on Tunisian contracting companies to work in Libya to enhance Tunisia’s contribution to the reconstruction process.