The Libyan Civil Aviation Authority signed Saturday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of civil aviation with the Italian counterpart as the two countries resumed direct flights between Tripoli's Mitiga Airport and Fiumicino Airport in Rome.

The MoU was signed on the Libyan side by the Head of the Civil Aviation Authority, Mohammed Shalibek, and on the Italian side by the Head of the Italian Civil Aviation Authority, Pierluigi De Palma, in the presence of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport for Air Transport Affairs, Khaled Souissi, the Italian ambassador to Libya, Gianluca Alberini, and the accompanying delegation. 

The MoU aims to develop cooperation in the field of civil aviation and air transport, and facilitate the work of air transport companies between the two countries so they could operate charter and regular flights. The two sides also agreed to sign a new air transport agreement at a later time.