By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 29 January 2022:
The Tripoli Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Athens last Thursday, the TCC announced yesterday.
The signing came after a meeting took place between a delegation from the TCC, the Ministries of Finance and Youth of the Libyan Government of National Unity, which was making a working visit to Greece at the invitation of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, under the auspices of the Minister of Economy and Trade.
The MoU seeks conducive cooperation to improve the conditions necessary for meaningful cooperation between the two countries. Economic aspects and the obstacles that stand in the way of Libyan-Greek cooperation from all sides, represented in facilitating visa procedures between the two countries, opening air transport between them, in addition to expanding maritime transport services, were discussed.
The two sides agreed to do their best with the relevant authorities in their countries to close these files, and the pending files for years, represented in the debts owed by the Libyan state in favour of many Greek service and health institutions in a positive way.
For their part, the Libyan side promised the necessary communication with the relevant Libyan authorities to expedite its settlement.
The Greek side reviewed the capabilities available in the field of services such as energy, construction and infrastructure in general, as well as pharmaceutical industries, indicating that Greece has a lot that it can offer to the Libyan side when the appropriate conditions exist for the fruitful cooperation of the two countries.