The Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohammed Al-Hawij, has discussed with the Director of the Regional Office of the African Development Bank, Mohammed Al-Azizi, cooperation to define priorities, plans and projects that will be included in the work of the African Bank during the period from 2023 to 2024.

Both sides also discussed projects and programs that contribute to economic and social development, as well as supporting the process of economic integration among member states.

Al-Hawij stressed the importance of financing for infrastructure projects and transit trade, especially the Misrata-Niger road and its connection through Algeria and the Sudan-Darfur road and its connection through Egypt,

He also stressed that the priority is to achieve food security through financing food security projects in southern Libya, reviewing the targeted projects in the fisheries sector, which estimated to $2.4 billion, and the 22,000 job opportunities they provide for Libyans.