Libya, Spain sign several MoUs, reactivate joint committee

Libya, Spain sign several MoUs, reactivate joint committee

June 03, 2021 - 19:49
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah said he and the visiting Spanish counterpart, Pedro Sanchez, agreed on reactivating the Libyan-Spanish joint committee after about 13 years of its first meeting.

Dbeibah said in a joint press conference with Sanchez in Tripoli that they had signed a number of MoUs in investment, development, agriculture, healthcare, education and vocational training as well as archeology, urging Spanish firms to return to work in Libya, which he said "is seeing a new phase of stability, in addition to the resumption of flights between Libyan and Spanish airports and facilitating visa procedures for Libyans, especially students.

Meanwhile, Sanchez said Spain supports Libya in its efforts to hold elections next December, reiterating the need for all parties to abide by the ceasefire, announcing the reopening of Spanish embassy in Tripoli as well as the start of the consular section's processing of Schengen visas to Libyans.

Sanchez said Spanish companies are interested in reconstruction projects, especially in sectors of oil and gas, infrastructure and livestock as well as agriculture.

Sanchez arrived in Libya Thursday with the Spanish Foreign Minister and several officials and businesspersons on a formal visit to boost cooperation with Libya.

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