| 24 April 2024, Wednesday |

Egyptian PM Visits Libya to Discuss Political, Economic Cooperation

A high-ranking ministerial delegation from Egypt, headed by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, arrived in Tripoli on an official visit on Tuesday.

Madbouly was received by his Libyan counterpart Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, marking the first visit of an Egyptian PM since 2011 and the latest by an Arab premier.

The visit aims to support the new executive authority and discuss economic, political and trade cooperation.

Both officials discussed Libyan-Egyptian cooperation in various fields, including the return of the Egyptian labor force and the participation in reconstructing Libya.

Dbeibah hailed Cairo’s “significant role” in bolstering and supporting political dialogue and finding a comprehensive solution to the Libyan crisis.

In a joint press conference following the talks, Dbeibah said bilateral cooperation will take place in several areas, including electricity, communications, health, manpower and infrastructure, transportation and investment.

He highlighted the most important advantage of the unity government, which is restoring relations with brotherly countries.

Madbouly affirmed that his visit to Tripoli aims at affirming Cairo’s support for the newly established unity government “in this critical period to achieve reconciliation and development.”

The accompanying ministerial delegation will ensure setting a timetable for future cooperation, he noted.

“Cairo supports all efforts to achieve reconciliation among Libyans and settle the crisis.”

The Egyptian delegation includes 11 officials, namely the ministers of electricity and renewable energy, petroleum and mineral resources, manpower, higher education and scientific research, international cooperation, health and population, communications and information technology, housing, utilities and urban communities, transportation, civil aviation and trade and industry.

Madbouly was also accompanied by CEO of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) Counselor Mohammed Abdel Wahab, as well as representatives of concerned authorities and investors.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat