PM back home after visit to Libya
Wednesday، 21 April 2021 - 01:17 PM
Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli returned home late on Tuesday night 20/4/2021 following an official visit to Tripoli earlier in the day where he had talks with Head of the Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU) Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh on a host of issues of mutual concern as well as means of promoting bilateral cooperation.
During the visit he was accompanied by the ministers of electricity, petroleum, manpower, education, international cooperation, health, housing, transport, aviation, and trade alongside the head of the Egyptian General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI).
Speaking at a joint press conference with Dbeibeh following the end of their session of talks, Madbouli said he is really upbeat to visit his second country "Libya", on the first trip by an Egyptian prime minister to Libya since a long time.
He promised that Egypt will spare no effort to support the Libyan settlement file.
These efforts have been successful and led to the signing of the October 2020 deal, he said, adding Egypt is fully supporting all steps taken by the new Libyan government to achieve development in Libya.
The premier talked about deeply-rooted relations between the Egyptian and Libyan peoples, saying Egypt backs holding Libyan elections by the end of the current year and asserting that as usual it will not hesitate to back this important Libyan step.
Egypt is ready to transfer the Egyptian expertise to Libyan people in the development spheres, he noted.
Egypt and Libya have agreed to cooperate in a number of fields, including power, energy, IT and infrastructure, he said, adding the two countries have had talks on housing projects, transport, health and manpower.
For his part, Dbeibeh announced that he agreed with Madbouli on re-opening the Egyptian Embassy in Tripoli following Eid El Fitr holiday.
The Libyan premier also said that direct flights from Libya to Cairo would resume as of Wednesday.
The two PMs attended earlier in the day the signing ceremony of 11 documents to boost bilateral cooperation at various levels.
The documents included memorandums of understanding on promoting technical cooperation in the transport, healthcare, labor and energy sectors.
They also included three agreements on improving electricity services, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on international telecommunication interconnection, another MoU to increase the capacity limit of international fiber-optic communication systems and another one on capacity-building and technical cooperation.