The Libyan Minister of Local Governing, Badr Al-Deen Al-Toumi, discussed with the Regional Director of the German Foundation for Technical Cooperation (GIZ), Manfred Karl Friedrich, the details of planning the community and economic participation program in municipalities, which GIZ intends to implement in a number of municipalities in cooperation with the Ministry.

The discussions focused on the general budget of the program, the main elements of the program, its dimensions, and details of its interventions, and on re-planning the program jointly between the ministry and GIZ to ensure its complementarity with the national map approved by the ministry. 

The need to coordinate with the Ministry in all details of joint projects was emphasized in the meeting, especially with regard to assigning experts to provide the necessary support to the Ministry’s technical departments.

Al-Toumi stressed that clarity in the vision and agreement on the details of the projects from the beginning of the design ensures the sustainability of joint work and avoids any problems during implementation. 

He reiterated that the task of following up on international cooperation projects will be entrusted to a neutral third party dedicated to this task only, so that the focus of the team is not distracted. 

GIZ is a development agency based in the German cities of Bonn and Eschborn. It provides services in the field of international development cooperation. It mainly implements technical cooperation projects of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, which is the main commissioning party.