Tunisian business delegation to participate in Tunisian-Libyan Fair and Forum of Economic Twinning for Africa

government - May 23, 2021

TAP -(TAP correspondent Khadija Bouselmi) - A high-level business delegation arrived Saturday at Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli, to participate in the first edition of the Tunisian-Libyan Fair and Forum of Economic Twinning for Africa (May 23-25) .

About 500 business operators arrived in Tripoli on board three flights, in addition to 700 businessmen who travelled by road.

Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, accompanied by a high-level delegation made up of government members and the Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia (French: BCT) Marouane El Abassi, arrived Saturday to Libya on a two-day official visit at the invitation of Libyan interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah,

The delegation also included Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (French: UGTT) Noureddine Tabboubi, President of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (French: UTICA) Samir Majoul and President of the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries (French: UTAP) Abdelmajid Ezzar.

The Tunisian-Libyan fair is held by the Tunisia-Africa Business Council (TABC) in partnership with Sebha Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, the Libyan Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Tripoli and the Libyan Exports Promotion Centre.

It is intended to boost partnership between Tunisian and Libyan economic stakeholders and develop a common vision targeting sub-Saharan Africa so that Tunisia and Libya be a gateway for several countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas, the TABC said.

The organisation of this fair follows the holding of the 3rd Tunisian-Libyan Economic Forum (March 11 in Sfax).

The fair is also meant to help economic actors reposition on foreign markets, increase trade and investment and pool efforts to shift towards Africa.

As part of his visit , the PM had a meeting with Dbeibah as well as senior officials. The volume of trade fell to less than 2 billion dinars against 3.5 billion dinars before 2010.

The Libyan government called on Tunisian companies which concluded contracts as part of Libya of Tomorrow programme suspended since 2010 to reactivate these contracts and hold talks with its representatives to resume work, said TABC Vice-President Issam Ben Yousef.

These contracts concluded as part of the programme, which started in 2006, will help achieve a turnover ranging between 3 and 4 billion dinars.

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