Tripoli, 7 May:
Labour and rehabilitation minister Mustafa Rujbani said that his ministry has allocated LD 1.25 billion for a programme to . . .[restrict]train Libyan youth.
At a press conference held in Tripoli today during the signing of an agreement between him and his Tunisian counterpart Abdel Wahab Maatar, Rujbani also said that the ministry was currently taking applications from young job seekers with the aim of recruiting and employing them in the country’s public facilities and enterprises.
Rujbani added that the ministry had also set a plan to train Libyan university graduates. The aim was to ensure they would be employed in the sectors for which they had studied.
For his part, the Tunisian minister emphasized the strength of the Libyan-Tunisian relations. They were based on neighbourliness and common interests, he said.
Maatar is a strong supporter of closer Libyan-Tunisian economic cooperation. Two months ago, he said that the two countries should ‘marry’ Libya’s manpower needs to Tunisia’s need for employment .