By Sami Zaptia.
London, 23 May 2021:
Libyan Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba received Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem El Mechichi and his accompanying high-level ministerial delegation.
The Libyan government reported that the visit of the Tunisian Prime Minister to Libya will last two days, accompanied by a large political and economic delegation, which includes many ministers, heads of companies, financial, commercial and industrial institutions and Tunisian businessmen.
The visit coincides with the holding of the Libyan Tunisian Economic Forum: Towards Linking with Africa being held from 23-25 May at the Tripoli Fairgrounds.
Press conference: Aldabaiba
During their joint press conference Aldabaiba said that there has been a great momentum in Libyan-Tunisian relations since his Government of National Unity (GNU) assumed its duties.
He said both sides will work to activate the signed agreements and review what needs reviewing in them.
He said Libya will not leave Tunisia alone in the face of difficult economic conditions and will take all necessary steps to help it.
He asked Tunisia to facilitate the necessary procedures for the flow of movement at the border between the two sides.
He said the status of Tunisian workers in Libya will be settled and Libya will send medical equipment to southern Tunisia.
Press conference: Mechichi
For his part, Tunisian Prime Minister El-Mechichi congratulated the Libyan people on the current stabilization process and expressed full readiness to accompany Libya in the next construction stage.
He said exchanges between Tunisia and Libya proceed normally, especially the movement of people, money and goods.
He said the destiny of the two countries is shared, and Tunisia’s exit from its ordeal is beneficial to Libya.
There is a great consensus of views with Libya, and Tunisia is ready to review all the agreements signed between the two countries and facilitate the entry of Libyan citizens into Tunisia.