The event had dedicated a day to Libya during which transit trade with sub-Saharan Africa was discussed in a workshop entitled: ‘‘Reviving the transit route and transit trade and making Tunisia and Libya the gateway to sub-Saharan Africa’’.
Promoting the event back on 10 June, Jaziri had told Tunisian media ‘‘We have dedicated Saturday 26th of June to Libya under the title “Tunisian-Libyan Forum”, and this is a project to revive the transit corridor in Libya – because it was the most important gateway to Africa.”
Referring to the ‘‘Libyan Tunisian Economic Forum: Towards Linking with Africa’’ that was held in Tripoli between 23-25 May and co-organized by TABC, TABC said ‘‘After the great success of the show in Tripoli, a great Libyan and Nigerian (Niger) delegation will be present at FITA 2021, to present the Tunisian-Libyan-Nigerian vision towards Africa.’’
Al-Jaziri had also stressed that, through this forum, a strategic paper will be presented to make Libya and Tunisia ‘‘the gateway to Africa’’ and to attract European and Asian investment.
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