The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy and Trade, Saad Ihneish took part in the opening of the Turkish-African Business Forum in Istanbul on Tuesday.

The Libyan delegation included Libya's Ambassador to Turkey, Mustafa Al-Kulaib, and the commercial attaché in Istanbul, Omar Derhoub.

The Ministry of Economy said its participation in the event was to strengthen economic ties between Libyan and Turkish economic and investment institutions and develop trade relations between the private sectors of both countries.

According to the ministry's media office, Ihneish concluded a strategic collaboration with Turkish and African enterprises to undertake the African Trade Gate initiative in Libya, which focuses on building free and private zones, activating transit trade, and localizing industries.

On the fringes of its activities, the Turkish-African Business Forum featured an exhibition and saw significant Libyan involvement at the governmental and private levels.