Since the establishment of a transitional government in Tripoli, Tunisia wants to revitalize its cooperation with its neighbor, economically and politically. On May 17, Tunisair announced the resumption of its flights to Libya after seven years of hiatus.
Libya is preparing to relaunch its economic cooperation with Tunisia. As part of a visit by Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi to Tripoli, the two countries validated the resumption of their partnership through a new agreement.
This covers the areas of transport (land, sea and air), cross-border trade and the free movement of people. According to the new Libyan Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Dbeibah, joint commissions will also be set up to establish common plans for cooperation in these sectors.
This announcement comes two months after Tunisian President Kais Saïed visited Libya. On March 17, the leader became the first foreign head of state to visit Libya, since the installation of the new transitional government headed by Abdelhamid Dbeibah. During this visit, the leader indicated that his government was considering “to establish new visions which strengthen the ties of cooperation existing between Tunisia and Libya, and a global solidarity which responds to the legitimate aspirations of the two brother peoples for stability. and development ”.
For their part, the new Libyan authorities have announced that they will assist Tunis in managing the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Prime Minister Dbeibah, Libya “will spare no effort to improve the development and living conditions of the peoples of both countries”.
Recall that a few days ago, it was the airline Tunisair which announced the resumption of its flights to Libya, after seven years of suspension. This series of measures aims to gradually revitalize exchanges between Tripoli and Tunis, which have been affected by the decade of political and security crisis that the country of Muammar Gaddafi has gone through.