The Minister of Economy and Trade, Mr. Mohamed Al-Hwej, met on Sunday at the ministry’s office with the Deputy Ambassador of the United Kingdom, Catherine Wild, and the Commercial Attaché, Simon Field, to discuss aspects of cooperation, strengthening economic and trade relations and networking mechanism between the private sector, and providing the necessary facilities for businesses and the movement of business owners in the two countries.
Barriers faced by Libyan businesses in the UK
On the sidelines of the meeting, the ministry reported that the minister held a meeting which included the Chairman of the Libyan Business Council (LBC) and the Chairman of the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce to raise and discuss the issues and obstacles facing are facing Libyan businesses in Britain and how to deal with it.
Call for the full reopening of the British Embassy in Tripoli
The Minister also called for the resumption of work of the British Embassy from its headquarters in Tripoli, to receive requests from citizens for obtaining travel visas and to encourage British companies to resume their work in Libya.
He stressed Libya’s willingness to strengthen economic and trade relations and activate a long-term partnership between the two countries, and to work on the preparation of a memorandum of understanding between the two parties regarding free- exchange, strengthening the role of the private sector in supporting the trade and industry sectors and the implementation of joint projects aimed at developing infrastructure in the health sector and increasing the volume of investment and trade .
The meeting also discussed the possibility of organizing joint events and exhibitions that contribute to increasing the volume of non-oil exports and the entry of Libyan products into British markets.