The Minister of Economy and Trade of the Government of National Unity, Mohammed Al-Huweij, called on China to hold an economic forum that would include business owners and companies from the two countries, in addition to an exhibition of Chinese industries and products in Libya.

This came during a meeting between Al-Huweij and the Chargé d'Affaires of the Chinese embassy in Libya, in the presence of a number of ministry officials.

Al-Huweij stressed the importance of activating the existing cooperation between Libya and China, which is one of Libya’s most important trade partners. He urged major Chinese companies to enter the Libyan market, invest in strategic projects, and build bridges of communication with the African market by designing and building international roads to the African market, as well as establishing free and special economic zones.

He pointed out that the Libyan government was looking forward to benefiting from industrial technology in the renewable energy sector, and providing energy reserves directed toward the European market. He also sent an invitation to the Chinese Minister of Commerce to visit Libya with an economic and trade delegation to discuss establishing strategic cooperation in areas of common interest.

Meanwhile, the Chinese Chargé d'Affairs expressed the desire of major Chinese companies to enter the Libyan market, hailing the existing bilateral cooperation, and stressing that they had been working to develop the cooperation to serve the interests of both countries.