The Washington-based US-Libya Business Association (USLBA) announced plans on Tuesday to send an American business delegation to Libya from April 20-28. . . .[restrict]The delegation will meet with leading Libyan and American officials and Libyan businessmen. The focus is on priorities in the reconstruction and economic development of Libya. The delegation will visit both Tripoli and Benghazi.
USLBA members represent the main American investors and employers in Libya, and are involved in sectors covering energy, infrastructure, construction, agriculture, finance, telecommunications, logistics and transportation.
This is the second American business group to announce plans to visit Libya.
Last month it was announced that a delegation from the newly established US-Libya Chamber of Commerce will visit Libya at the invitation of the NTC from February 24-27.
The delegation will meet with senior ministers of the Libyan government as well as the members of the NTC. It will be hosted in Libya by the Independent Libya Foundation, headed by Basit Igtet.
Adam Hock, president of the US-Libya Chamber of Commerce said that the organisation was pleased and honoured that “the Libyan Government is providing our delegation with such high level access. He believed that “now is the optimum moment to host this business delegation.”
The delegation will be a fully sanctioned business-to-business trip organized by the US.-Libya Chamber of Commerce with technical support from the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC.
Lionel Johnson, vice president, Middle-East and North Africa Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce stated:
“We are delighted to partner with the new U.S.-Libya Chamber of Commerce in bringing the first post-revolution business delegation to a free Libya. We applaud the new Libyan government for its stated commitment to rebuilding the country, and to establishing a meaningful framework for private sector-led growth that will lead to desperately needed job creation. U.S. companies, large and small, stand ready to share their expertise and to demonstrate tangible support for Libya’s integration into the global economy.”
For more information please see the USLCC website: www.uslibyacouncil.org.