Libya's Labor Minister Ali Al-Abed said that the country is ready to receive one million Egyptian workers as of today, adding that the agreements signed during the meetings of the Libyan-Egyptian Joint Committee, and large projects confirm that these workers are needed.
During remarks to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram, Al-Abed said that Egyptian labor is qualified, trained and required in Libya, as well as socially accepted, welcome and will play a major role in the reconstruction of Libya.
He added that the meetings of the Joint Committee held during the past few days made significant progress in relations between the two countries and increased investment, noting the large number of contracts signed, estimated at 19 million Libyan dinars.
"In the next few days a working team from the ministry will finalize the necessary procedures, after which direct flights between Libyan and Egyptian airports will be opened," he said.
Last Thursday, the head of Libya's Government of National Unity, Abdulhamid Dabaiba, promised to facilitate the entry process of Egyptian labor and equipment into Libya "at record speed".