Italian Minister of Enterprises and Made in Italy Adolfo Urso

In an interview with the Italian Nova Agency, Italian Minister of Enterprises and Made in Italy Adolfo Urso stressed the importance of cooperation between Italy and Libya in the fields of energy and green technology, noting that this cooperation “lays the foundations for more tangible cooperation on industrial and productivity policy."

The Italian Minister visited Tripoli in the past two days and met with Libyan officials, including the Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohammed Al-Huweij, the Minister of Industry and Minerals, Ahmed Abu Hissa, and the Minister of Communications and Political Affairs, Walid Al-Lafi.

He indicated that the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries will include “expanding gas supplies from Libya to Italy and Europe, producing renewable energy in Libya and transporting it to Italy and Europe via electrical connections, as well as building submarine cables and optical fibers to transfer data from Libya to Sicily to Europe.”

Urso signed with his Libyan counterpart a joint declaration to strengthen economic and industrial cooperation initiatives in the sectors of energy, vital raw materials and green technology, where he stressed that this cooperation “can be developed through real energy of the future, that is, mining and processing of minerals that are considered fundamental to green and digital technologies.

He indicated that the agreement with Libya focuses on “critical raw materials” such as metals that are essential for the development of digital and green technologies.