WORLD Libya, Tunisia agree to promote mutual trade, movement of travelers


Libya, Tunisia agree to promote mutual trade, movement of travelers


17:31, May 23, 2021

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah (R) and Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi attend a press conference in Tripoli, Libya, on May 22, 2021. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

TRIPOLI, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah on Saturday met with his Tunisian counterpart, Hichem Mechichi, in Libya's capital Tripoli, where they signed an agreement on mutual trade and movement of travelers.

The agreement also includes technical cooperation on land, sea and air transportation, as well as activating the work of joint commissions on land and sea transportation, Dbeibah told a press conference following the meeting.

The document aims to promote trade and travelers movement between the two countries, Dbeibah explained, confirming that Libya will "spare no efforts to improve development and living conditions of the peoples of the two countries."

Dbeibah pledged to support Tunisia against economic impact of COVID-19, confirming that Libya "will take all necessary steps to help Tunisia."

"The agreement between the two countries only reflects the closeness of the peoples of the two countries," Mechichi said, expressing his willingness to implement the deal.

Earlier in March, Tunisian President Kais Saied paid a visit to Libya, where he discussed bilateral cooperation with Mohamed Menfi, president of the Presidency Council.

Saied and Menfi discussed bilateral economic ties, including boosting trade, central banks cooperation, exchange of travelers as well as two-way investment.

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