Two Libyan companies have won medals in the international Berlin Olive Oil Awards held between 12-18 of April last.

Al-Mishkat Oil Production and Zaitouna Gharyan companies participated with high-quality produced oil from Gharyan olive trees and managed to take silver and bronze in this contest that witnessed broad international participation.

Gharyan Municipal Council congratulated its residents in particular and Libya in general for this award.

"Many businessmen are competing to show the quality of the city's olive oil and increase production for this distinguished product, which is considered one of the most important local economic resources of the city," the council said.

For its part, the German Embassy in Libya congratulated the Libyan olive oil companies saying that this proves Libya's tremendous economic potential.