The commercial attaché of the Libyan Consulate General in Istanbul, Omar Darhoub, announced on Wednesday that they were in negotiations with Türkiye to exempt Libyan products from customs tariffs, and then prepare a proposal for the Minister of Economy and Trade to discuss it with the Turkish Minister of Trade in a way that "serves the interests of the two countries."

These remarks came during the participation of a Libyan delegation headed by the Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Trade, Shather Al-Said, in the “F-Istanbul" foods exhibition, as the Libyan participation aimed to identify the obstacles facing Libyan companies and business owners in terms of procedures, shipping and transportation to export Libyan products to the Turkish market, resolving the existing trade balance between the two countries, and opening new horizons for the Libyan products, according to a statement by the Ministry of Economy.

The Turkish-Libyan Business Council expects that the volume of trade exchange between the two countries within five years will reach $15 billion, according to a previous statement.

Meanwhile, Al-Said confirmed the instructions of the Minister of Economy, Mohammed Al-Huweij, to remove all obstacles and difficulties facing companies in exporting operations.

More than 500 companies specialized in food and packaging from more than 25 countries, including Libya, are participating in the exhibition.