Jordanian prime minister Awn Khasawneh and the ministerial delegation accompanying him left Libya on Wednesday at the end of a two-day visit during which he met Mustafa Abdul Jalil, head of the National Transitional Council, and Prime Minister Abdurrahman Al-Kib as well other Libyan figures. In their talks, both sides made clear their intention to forge closer collaboration with Libya in various fields.
Khasawneh, who visited both Tripoli and Benghazi, was accompanied Jordan’s ministers of industry and trade, higher education and scientific research, information and communications technology, transport, public works and housing, health, labour and public sector development as well as the ministers for prime ministry affairs and for energy and mineral resources.
At Khasawneh’s meeting with the NTC head, Jalil thanked Jordan for its consistent support of the Libyan people during the struggle to overthrow the Qaddafi regime. He said that Libya hoped to benefit from Jordan’s expertise in various fields. He expressed particular thanks for the field hospital sent by Jordan to Benghazi which so far has treated more than 25,000 patients and performed over 300 major operation as well as 800 minor ones. He also highlighted the provision of medical services to the Libyan people in Jordan. There are currently some 15,000 Libyans receive medical treatment in the country.
At the meeting between the two prime ministers, the situation in Syria was discussed. Memorandums of understanding for cooperation in the fields of health and education were also signed during the meeting.
The two sides discussed the situation of Jordanians living and working in Libya.