The Libyan Ministry of Economy and Trade said that an exhibition of Turkish products would be held in Tripoli and Benghazi at the end of this year, adding that it aimed at building bridges between the companies of the two countries.

The announcement came after a meeting between the Libyan Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohammed Al-Huweij and the Chairman of the Libyan-Turkish Business Council, Murtaza Karanfil, in Tripoli on Tuesday.

"We have approved the organization of an exhibition of Turkish products in the cities of Tripoli and Benghazi at the end of 2023, with the participation of business owners and major Turkish companies." The Ministry said.

Al-Huweij approved organizing six exhibitions for Turkish industrial companies to be held in 2024 in the cities of the western, eastern and southern regions.

Benghazi hosted last June a similar exhibition that was classified as the first Turkish economic event in eastern Libya since 2011. At that time, 38 Turkish companies and 65 Turkish businesspersons participated in the exhibition over a period of four days.