The Libyan Foreign Minister, Mohammed Sayala, said they were working on developing free zones in coastal cities and implementing the suspended phases of the plan to link Libya to a number of African neighboring countries via the railway project to make Libya a distinguished free trade area.

Sayala's remarks came in a workshop with the 19-member-state Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Monday, when he talked about implementing the railway that goes beyond souther Libyan borders to Niger's Madaoua city, targeting a link to N'Guigmi and Niamey.

"We want more momentum in investment in Libya and more boosted cooperation with Africa so that Libya can have new opportunities that benefit the whole continent. COMESA aims to reach a unified market for Libya and the rest of Africa, which is the bigger market." He added.