The Libyan Ministry of Transportation announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to start building the transit road project "Misrata-Tamhant-Agades". This came on the sidelines of the opening of the Made in Libya forum and exhibition held in Niger, under the slogan "Niger, the land of promising opportunities and transit trade," according to the ministry's statement.
The MoU was signed by the Minister of Transportation, Mohammed Al-Shahoubi, and the Minister of Commerce on the part of Niger. The MoU aims to open a strategic road linking Libya as Africa's gateway to the Mediterranean and Sahara countries.
The ministry said that the building of the road would represent a leap in the economy of the two countries because of the profits it could achieve through the transformation of the region into a center for trade, the flow of goods and merchandise, and transit and transportation.
Temnahent is located in the south of Libya, and it was considered one of the main points on the ancient trade route that passed through several countries in the Sahel and Sahara region, while Agadez is the largest city in northern Niger.