The Minister of Economy and Trade Mohammed Al-Huweij discussed with the Maltese Ambassador to Libya, Charles Saliba, the current arrangements for holding a Libyan-Maltese trade forum during the period from 24 to 26 April in Malta, under the auspices of the Maltese Ministry of Trade and the Malta Trade Foundation, with the participation of the Ministry of Economy and Trade, the General Authority for Exhibitions and the Libyan Export Development Center, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Economy.

In addition to arranging for the forum to be held, the meeting discussed the difficulties facing the business sector and owners of companies in the two countries and ways to overcome them in coordination with the relevant authorities.

Al-Huweij said Libya was moving toward political and security stability in all regions, which supported the development plan for the national economy and improved the business environment through the local and foreign private sectors. He said that the Libyan-Maltese forum represented an opportunity to develop investment relations in various fields and increase the volume of trade exchanges and cooperation in the field of quality of European products to enable Libyan goods to enter the Maltese and European markets.

Al-Huweij called for the establishment of the Libyan-Maltese Business Owners Council to facilitate procedures for the benefit of company owners and investors with the competent authorities and to enhance trade and investment relations between the two countries.