The Chargé d'Affairs of the Japanese Embassy in Libya, Masaki Amadera, presented  Wednesday an official invitation to Presidential Council member Abdullah Al-Lafi for Libya's participation in the Japan-Africa Economic Forum, to be held in Tunisia next August.

A statement by the Information Office of the Presidential Council said the Japanese official expressed the Japanese companies' desire to resume their businesses in Libya.

Amadera indicated that leaders and heads of African governments are expected to join the forum, which objective is to develop the economy in Africa. He noted that Libya’s invitation came in view of its pivotal role in the continent.

The two sides took the opportunity to discuss bilateral cooperation mainly in the economic, industrial, and technological fields, as well as activating the mutual agreements signed in-between.