Libya, Turkey

The Minister of Economy and Trade, Muhammad Al-Hawij, has invited Turkish business owners to participate in implementing projects approved by the Government of National Unity with the cooperation of the private sector in Libya.

Al-Hawij's remarks came on Wednesday during his reception of a Turkish delegation headed by the Chief of the Libyan-Turkish Business Owners Council, Mortada Karnfil.

"The meeting with the Turkish delegation comes in continuation of the Istanbul meetings in mid-May and within the framework of strengthening economic ties and networking between business owners and investors in both countries," the ministry's media office said.

Discussions covered the role of Turkish companies in developing the infrastructure and participating in the implementation of the exhibition city south of Tripoli under the supervision of the ministry's general authority for exhibitions.

They also exchanged notes on ways to strengthen the partnership between the private sector in Libya and Turkey to implement investment projects in the oil and gas sector, establishing refineries for oil products under the supervision of the National Oil Corporation, supporting the Ministry of Health to localize treatment at home, and establishing a joint hospital in the capital, Tripoli.

Al-Hawij urged the Turkish side to develop relations with the private sector in Libya and participate in the implementation of approved projects per the GNU's vision to develop ports, establish free zones, activate transit trade towards the African market, and contribute to the settlement of industrial and agricultural projects.