The Head of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts, Samir Majoul, asked the National Oil Corporation to supply oil to Tunisia through long-term contracts, preferential prices and payment facilitation.

The delegation of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts concluded its visit to Libya with a workshop held with the Minister of Housing and Construction of the Government of National Unity, Abu Bakr Al-Ghawi, on Thursday.

The workshop was attended by the Head of the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Libya, Mohammed Al-Raied, the Tunisian ambassador to Libya, Lasad Al-Agili, and a number of owners of contracting and public works' institutions from the two countries.

According to a statement by the Tunisian Union, the participants in the meeting unanimously agreed that it was possible to further advance bilateral cooperation in the field of construction, infrastructure and housing.

Al-Ghawi and the heads of agencies in his ministry pledged to overcome obstacles and ease procedures for Tunisian institutions operating in Libya, stressing that the door is open to Tunisian institutions that are capable of completing infrastructure projects, whether on their own or in partnership with Libyan institutions. They also indicated that the pace of project completion in Libya will increase after the approval of the new year's budget, which allocated important funds for housing and construction.

The Tunisian delegation met with the Head of the Audit Bureau, Khalid Shakshak, and discussed some files related to the dues of Tunisian institutions in Libya, and ways to provide an appropriate framework in the future to avoid disputes and resolve them in the best circumstances. The two sides discussed cooperation in the field of renewable energies.

The meeting also dealt with the return of Tunisian institutions to their position as a key partner in everything related to exploration as well as all activities and services related to the oil industry, in addition to training personnel needed by Libyan oil institutions in various fields.