The third Libyan-German Economic Forum, organized by the General Federation of Chambers of Commerce in cooperation with the German, was launched on Monday in Tripoli.
The forum started with a speech delivered by the president of the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Mohammed Al-Raid, in which he stressed that "Libya is a promising country for the countries of the world", because it is "rich in natural resources, not to mention its excellent strategic location as the gateway of Africa."
"The new Libya looks forward to building a state of institutions, law and human rights and always seeks to strengthen economic relations with the Federal Republic of Germany, especially in the fields of traditional and renewable energy, reconstruction, infrastructure and human development,"Al-Raid added.
In his speech, he welcomed the guests from Germany, wishing them "a fruitful and constructive dialogue", and also paid tribute to "their hard work in traveling in these conditions," praising the role of the German ambassador Oliver Owcza "for his tireless activity and constant cooperation."
The Forum touched on the return of German companies to the Libyan market, especially the oil, energy and transportation sectors, in addition to project opportunities in contracting and electricity.
The forum was attended by a number of senior officials, experts, businessmen and economic stakeholders from the Libyan and German sides representing various sectors, most notably oil, transportation, energy, planning and security.