Friday 03 September 2021
Books – Mustafa Eid:
Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, received Mohamed Al-Hwaij, Minister of Economy and Trade in the Government of National Unity in the State of Libya, in the presence of Dr. Salama Al-Ghwail, Minister of State for Economic Development in the State of Libya, within the framework of coordinating bilateral positions and following up on economic and technical cooperation relations between the two countries.
According to a statement from the ministry today, Friday, the meeting touched on the ongoing arrangements to prepare for the meetings of the eleventh session of the Egyptian-Libyan Joint Higher Committee, in light of the chairmanship of Dr. Rania Al-Mashat and Muhammad Al-Hweij for the Ministerial Preparatory Committee for the Higher Committee.
The two ministers reviewed proposals for activating bilateral cooperation frameworks, to ensure the consolidation of a new period of relations that can be built upon again, with the aim of rebuilding Libya and benefiting from the great economic potentials available on both sides, and exploiting the distinguished geographical neighborhood that allows for the establishment of promising economic partnerships.
Dr. Rania Al-Mashat stressed that the Ministry of International Cooperation seeks, through the work of the joint higher committees, to strengthen and enhance bilateral and economic relations between Egypt and other countries, especially the brotherly Arab countries. Where the joint committees are one of the most effective mechanisms for promoting economic diplomacy, and the Ministry of International Cooperation seeks to work with every effort to make the work of the joint committee successful, follow up on its results, and continuously communicate with all parties to remove any obstacles that prevent the implementation of any of its decisions in order to maximize bilateral cooperation with the sister country of Libya. In various fields.
Al-Mashat explained that the Ministry of International Cooperation held coordination meetings with the Egyptian ministries and agencies concerned with cooperating with the Libyan side to discuss issues of common interest, and to discuss cooperation agreements in coordination with all ministries and government agencies in Egypt.
Al-Mashat stressed the depth of relations between Egypt and Libya since ancient times, as they are a natural extension of each other, noting the great interest that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi attaches to the stability of the sisterly state of Libya, and referring to the President’s directives to the government to provide all aspects of support and assistance to the Libyan brothers. .
The Minister of International Cooperation also stressed the importance of encouraging businessmen from both sides to enter into joint projects, with the governments of the two countries providing the appropriate climate for the success of these projects.
The Minister of International Cooperation said that the Egyptian-Libyan relations are organized under the umbrella of the Egyptian-Libyan Joint Higher Committee, which held 10 consecutive sessions headed by the prime ministers of the two countries. League of the Supreme Committee.
Al-Mashat explained that the joint economic and technical cooperation relations between the two countries are regulated by multiple legal frameworks, as the two countries are linked to about 60 documents signed in various economic and technical fields, stressing the need to revive and resume the meeting of the Joint Higher Committee, which has not been held since 2009.
The two ministers discussed the documents proposed by the two sides in preparation for agreeing on their final formulations and signing them at the conclusion of the work of the joint higher committee to be held in Cairo headed by the prime ministers of the two countries.
Al-Mashat and Al-Hawaij affirmed their keenness to continue coordination in a way that enhances joint cooperation and overcomes any obstacles that may hinder the implementation of joint projects.
Mohamed Al-Hweij, Minister of Economy and Trade in the Government of National Unity in the State of Libya, and Dr. Salama Al-Ghwail, Minister of State for Economic Development in the State of Libya, expressed their thanks and appreciation to Egypt for its supportive stances for Libya in all forums and their aspiration to raise the level of bilateral relations and cooperation in line with the depth of the historical relations between the two countries.
The two Libyan ministers also referred to Libya’s interest in benefiting from the development experience in Egypt, and what it is witnessing of a major renaissance and the inauguration of many national projects and how the Libyan side can benefit from them in the reconstruction projects of Libya.
Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, paid an official visit at the head of a high-level ministerial delegation to Libya on April 20, 2021, where it was agreed to reactivate the meetings of the Joint Higher Committee, and to reactivate joint cooperation relations in various fields, as well as the signing of 11 documents. In the areas of transportation, infrastructure, health, manpower, investment, electricity and communications.