The Chairman of the Libyan-Turkish Business Council, Murtaza Karanfil, said Turkish exports to Libya amounted in 2021 to 2.44 billion dollars: a 64.9% increase from 2020.

Karanfil told Anadolu Agency that Libya composed 1.06% of the total Turkish exports globally, adding that there was a rapid acceleration in bilateral relations after the maritime jurisdiction areas' agreement signed between the two countries.

Karanfil said the top exporting sectors were chemicals and products with $332 million, followed by furniture, paper and forestry products with $298.1 million, and jewelry with $281.8 million, while cereals, pulses, oilseeds products reached $251 million, and clothes with $246.5 million.

"Our trade volume should be at least 10 billion dollars.” Karanfil stated, adding that these current numbers are good but not enough.

Karanfil indicated that they are contributing hugely to the Libyan market needs, adding that NGOs should have more cooperation to work in humanitarian fields.