Jordanian memorandum demands Libya pay $110 million in debts owed to tourist establishments

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 14 Jan 2021, 12:09 PM
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A Jordanian parliamentary memorandum called on the Libyan authorities to pay the full financial dues on them for the benefit of tourist facilities, after complaints of bankruptcy by the owners.

The memorandum submitted by Jordanian MP Talal Al-nasour and signed by dozens of deputies, estimated the value of the resulting debts at about $110 million, and warned that the delay in paying these debts caused "serious harm" to the owners of these facilities, according to the Jordanian newspaper Al-Ghad.

The Libyan government's financial receivables file for Jordanian tourist facilities has been stuck since 2011, despite promises to close it permanently. Last July, Mohammed Sinan, chairman of the committee of Jordanians affected by the Libyan debt, stressed that "all establishments are ready to be audited, ready to have their papers inspected as Libyan authorities have demanded for years, but their attempts will not succeeded."

Private Jordanian hospitals are also complaining about lingering debts, having treated tens of thousands of wounded Libyans in the years following Muammar Gaddafi's fall in 2011.

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