Dbiebah in Tunisia, discusses Libya's debts, trade, and border-crossing issues

Dbiebah in Tunisia, discusses Libya's debts, trade, and border-crossing issues

December 01, 2022 - 15:51
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah met with his Tunisian counterpart Najla Boudin in Tunis on Wednesday.

The two leaders focused primarily on Libya's debt owed to Tunisia, facilitating border crossing and promoting trade between the two countries.

In a joint press conference following the meeting, Dbeibah unveiled that they agreed on a deal to settle all the Libyan state's debts to Tunisia and to unify customs procedures, as well as complete the joint economic zone in Ras Jadir crossing point, and cancel restrictions on the movement of goods between the two countries.

Dbeibah noted that there are 56 Tunisian companies currently working in the contracting field inside Libya, considering it a progresses that could be built on.

"Tunisian companies and contractors can contribute with us in the roads, bridges, and schools' construction, as well as all infrastructure in Libya," he added.

Dbeibah also said he agreed with the Tunisian side to form a joint team between security officials in the ministries of interior and the passports authorities to address the issue of similar names that impede Libyan travelers at border crossings.

He disclosed plans to convene a joint Libyan-Tunisian Supreme Committee soon in the capital Tripoli that would pave the way to signing new agreements between the two sides, as he called for activating cooperation in the technical and judicial fields.

For her part, the Tunisian Prime Minister said she reviewed ways to activate cooperation with the neighbouring country besides Tunisia's contribution to infrastructure and reconstruction projects in Libya.

Boudin reaffirmed her country's position towards Libya's sovereignty and stability and its support for an inter-Libyan dialogue away from foreign interference.