The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) resident representative Marc-André Franche said he had a productive meeting Monday with the Libyan Minister of Justice Halima Al-Bousifi on developing the new program to strengthen justice, institute  capacities, and access to justice across the country.

UNDP said in a statement on Facebook on Tuesday that the two sides also agreed on the way forward to define priorities, with the support of the Italian Republic.

The Libyan Minister of Justice stressed in a separate statement the importance of strengthening joint relations, reiterating the ministry's readiness to provide more support for the success of the UNDP's future work programs, which will contribute to the development of the justice system and the rule of law in Libya.

According to the statement, Franche praised the efforts of the Minister of Justice in the project of national reconciliation, which would enhance stability and lasting peace, stressing the provision of all aspects of technical and logistical support in order to reach the required programs and the necessary steps in the current and future phase required by the justice system in all fields.