Since 2011, the climate of political and security instability in Libya has eroded its relations with its neighbors. The country has taken steps to reconnect with its partners, particularly Egypt, in order to restore stability on all fronts
Egypt and Libya have signed 11 memoranda of understanding to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various fields, according to the Egypt Today news site.
The signing took place on Tuesday, April 20th 2021, between Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and his Libyan counterpart, Abdulhamid al-Dabaiba, as part of a visit by the Egyptian representative to Tripoli. The agreements signed involve different fields, such as health, electricity, labor and industry.
In addition to those agreements, the two officials announced the upcoming implementation of several projects to strengthen cooperation between the two countries. They will focus on the electricity, communications, information technology and infrastructure sectors.
Furthermore, the agreements provide for the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Thus, Abdulhamid al-Dabaiba announced the resumption of direct flights between Cairo and Tripoli for this Wednesday, April 21st 2021, and the imminent reopening of the Egyptian embassy in Tripoli. In addition, these agreements will allow the return of Egyptian workers on Libyan soil with the aim, according to Mostafa Madbouly, of “contributing with the Libyans to the reconstruction and development of the country”.
Note that this visit by the Egyptian Prime Minister to the Libyan capital is the first by an Egyptian official of this rank since 2010, when the country is in a dynamic of maintaining peace, security and national integrity. This dynamic was welcomed by the Egyptian representative.