Libyan Minister: In early October, one million Egyptian workers will enter the country
Libya and Egypt signed 14 memorandums of understanding in a variety of industries.
Ali Al-Abed, Libya’s Minister of Labor, declared yesterday, Saturday, that one million Egyptian workers will begin arriving in his country in early October.
This was revealed in statements made by Al-Abed to the Anatolia correspondent after his return from a government delegation’s visit to Egypt.
“With Egypt, we signed contracts worth 19 billion Libyan dinars (4.24 billion dollars),” Al-Abed said, but did not elaborate on the projects.
He went on to say that these projects will require one million Egyptian workers to complete them, and that they will begin arriving in Libya in early October, as part of a cooperation with Egyptian companies to carry out the plan for development and infrastructure projects.
Following the visit of Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to Libya on April 20, relations between Tripoli and Cairo have improved in recent months.
Egypt has expressed its support for Libya’s current “national unity” government on several occasions.
Libya and Egypt signed 14 memorandums of understanding in various economic spheres, as well as six contracts for the implementation of Libyan projects, on Thursday.
After years of armed conflict over legitimacy and power in the oil-rich country, Libya experienced a political breakthrough on March 16, when an elected transitional authority – consisting of a unity government and a presidential council – assumed its duties to lead the country to elections.
Anadolu Agency is the source of this information.