Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has instructed the National Center for Animal Health to facilitate procedures for livestock and meat suppliers in cooperation with the Central Bank.

Dbiebah convened a meeting with a group of livestock and meat suppliers to discuss preparation for Eid al-Adha.

He called for exploring new markets and sources of supply bearing in mind the safety and health specifications.

The suppliers expressed their gratitude for "the PM's interest" in providing the Eid al-Adha needs, in which most Libyans sacrifice animals to demonstrate their obedience to Allah.

During the first two months of this year, Libya spent more than $150 million on livestock, meat, and fodder, including $12 million for live livestock, $40 million for frozen meat, and $110 million for fodder, according to the Ministry of Economy and Trade.

On Eid al-Adha, families that can afford to sacrifice a ritually acceptable animal (sheep, goat, camel, or cow) do so and gift some of the flesh to the poor, friends, and neighbours.