The Head of the Presidential Council Mohamed Menfi received Sunday a delegation from the Libyan-Italian Joint Committee to follow up on the (Imssaed - Ras Ijdir) highway project.

The meeting focused on the first phase that extends from the Imssaed crossing border with Egypt to the city of Marj, some 94 km east of Benghazi.

Menfi highlighted the importance of the project for preserving the lives of citizens and called for giving it the highest priority.

In this regard, the officials reviewed means to overcome the difficulties facing the executing agency in cooperation with the government and the Ministry of Transport.

The meeting comes as a continuation of a session held last Thursday between the Presidential Council and the committee to follow up on developments of the project.