The Made in Libya exhibition kicked off in the Nigerien capital, Niamey, on Wednesday in the presence of Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah and President Mohamed Bazoum.

Dbeibah arrived in Niamey at the head of a delegation grouping the governor of the Central Bank of Libya, the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, and the head of the Libyan Investment Authority.

President Bazoum received the Libyan delegation at the Presidential Palace in the presence of his prime minister and minister of foreign affairs.

According to the PM media office, the two sides discussed security issues with a focus on border management and coordination of neighbouring countries at this end.

President Bazoum said the Made in Libya exhibition stresses the importance of economic cooperation and support for the private sector between the two countries, as he expressed gratitude for Dbeibah's participation in the event.

He also affirmed support for the efforts led by the Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily towards elections, as well as support for Dbeibah's government to create a favourabale environment for elections.

On his part, Libya's PM underscored that "stability in Libya and Niger and the elimination of illegal immigration come through economic cooperation and support for investment programs between the two countries."

In conclusion, the two sides agreed to press ahead with plans to establish the African Investment Bank, one of the institutions of the African Union.