Tripoli is expected to host the “Made in Algeria” exhibition at the end of next week, an event for which Algeria paved the way by its decision to reopen the land border with Libya for commercial purposes.
The first exhibition of its kind in Tripoli to promote Algerian-made products will be organized from May 28 to 31, supported by the Ministry of Economy and Trade of the Government of National Unity, the General Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Investment and Privatization Authority and the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce.
The organizers of the exhibition say that it will "gather under one roof in Libya the most important Algerian companies, while saving Libyan companies the trouble of moving to Algeria and searching for partnerships."
The organizers added that Libyan companies looking for an effective partnership with their Algerian counterparts can use this event as a bridge to communicate with the most important institutions. The event is also seen as part of the broader efforts by Algeria and Libya to open markets in sub-Saharan Africa and act as an economic and trade gateway to the rest of the continent.
Expectations are that the volume of trade between Libya and Algeria would rise to three billion dollars, after the opening of the land border, compared to 65 million dollars currently, of which 59 million dollars are Algerian exports to Libya.