Tripoli, 27 February 2013:
According to the Prime Minister’s office, several dignitaries were received by Ali Zeidan on Tuesday, 26 February, to . . .[restrict]discuss bilateral relations, cooperation and assistance in reforming Libya.
In a meeting with ambassador Mohammed Ayaz Hussain, Pakistan’s willingness to support Libya in rebuilding state institutions was expressed. During the seventies, the two countries had cooperated closely and Pakistan lent its expertise in the areas of education, health and housing. Assistance with the drafting process of Libya’s new constitution was also offered.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, represented by ambassador Ibrahim Efendi?, who took his post in October 2012, hope for his country’s role in building Libya to continue. Pre-war Libya was considered one the most important foreign markets for Bosnian construction and engineering companies, many of which have reportedly suffered significant losses after the cessation of work in Libya. Resumption of stalled housing projects and boarder cooperation in various field was discussed.
Ambassador Mohamed Dangor extended Zeidan, an invitation to visit South Africa from his government. The two nations look to build a new relationship based on mutual respect and benefit.
Zeidan also met with Ahmed Al Jarwan, head of the Arab Parliament, to discuss ways of organising cooperation between Libya and the Arab Parliament. Libya’s democratic transformation, the building of new state institutions, and development of rule of law and human rights, were also discussed. [/restrict]