Italian Ambassador Giuseppe Grimaldi confirmed that Italian companies will begin work to complete the Tripoli airport project, expected to be ready in 2022 and contributing to the return of international airlines to Libya.
During his meeting with the Libyan Minister of Economy and Trade Mohammed Al-Hwaij, Grimald also said that the company implementing the International Coastal Road is keen to resume its work and implement the project as soon as possible, indicating the readiness of the Italian state to convene joint technical committees to put forward files of common interest.
The meeting, which was held on Tuesday, was attended by the director of the Department of International and Technical Cooperation, the head of the Department of International Cooperation at the ministry, and the head of the Economic Department at the Italian Embassy.
The Italian ambassador praised the efforts of the government of national unity in unifying state institutions, stressing the keenness of Italian companies to resume their work in Libya, complete stalled projects and contribute to the implementation of new projects in the fields of construction and industry.
Al-Hwaij praised the support of the foreign ministers of Italy, Germany and France for his government and their keenness to engage in a long-term partnership with the state of Libya, adding that the government is working to resume the implementation of investment and infrastructure projects.
The minister also expressed the desire of the Libyan state to strengthen cooperation with Italy, to benefit from its expertise in developing the economy and trade sector to establish free zones, implement the International Exhibition Complex, which has an area of more than 45 hectares.
At the end of the meeting, he stressed the ministry's keenness to provide facilities to Italian companies, to resume their work in Libya, and to contribute to holding Libyan-Italian economic events to achieve common interests.