Members from the municipalities of Ghadames and Misrata have held joint talks to discuss ways of cooperation to enhance Libya's economic role by promoting it to make it a gateway to the African continent.

The meeting was held Saturday in the Free Trade Zone of Misrata under the slogan "The Role of Free Trade Zones in Developing and Promoting Stability."

The meeting examined ways of creating new free zones within Libya to be complementary to the free zone in the city of Misrata by adopting transit trade from Libya to other countries, in addition to the investment opportunities and the economic integration between the two municipalities.

A representative of the Malaysian group Bionas attended the meeting, where he expressed the willingness of his company to adopt investment projects in partnership with the two municipalities.