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What Russia makes of Hifter’s offensive on Tripoli

By Yury Barmin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently put Russia in the spotlight in Libya by first holding a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Summit […]

China to Supply Tripoli with Buses

By John Lee. China’s King Long bus company has reportedly signed a contract with Libya’s Essahim Company for Public Transport to buy “about 140” buses. The first delivery of 35 vehicles will be made within three months. (Source: Minisitry for Transport)

China, Russia Abstain on Libya Sanctions Experts Panel

The UN Security Council has granted a mandate extension to the Panel of Experts on Libya Sanctions. Voting to extend, until 15 February 2020, the mandate of the Panel of Experts who oversee the sanctions targeting the illicit export of oil from Libya, the Security Council decided that perpetrators of gender-based violence may also be subject to […]

China, Libya Discuss Return of Chinese Firms

By John Lee. Libyan authorities have reportedly set up a committee to look into suspended projects started by Chinese firms. According to a report from Xinhua, further steps to resume cooperation with Chinese companies will be considered after the end of Eid holidays. On Tuesday, the Chinese Charge d’Affaires to Libya Wang Qimin met with Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj. (Source: Sputnik) […]

China provides $6m Medical Aid to Libya

By John Lee. China is to provide up to $6 million in medical aid to Libya. According to a report from Xinhua, the agreement was signed at the headquarters of the Tripoli’s Ministry of Health, following a meeting between the Chinese Charge d’Affaires in Libya Wang Qimin and the Libyan UN-backed government’s Health Minister Omar […]

China “Strategic Partner” in Libya’s Telecom Sector

By John Lee. A director of Libya’s General Authority of Communication and Informatics has reportedly said that Chinese companies are strategic partners to develop the telecommunications sector in Libya. According to a report from Xinhua, Adel Ehmedat also told a one-day workshop in Tripoli entitled “Postal Addressing: Necessity or Accessory” that companies such as companies […]

Libya wants to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By John Lee. Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeg has reportedly said that Libya wants to develop its economy by joining in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Following a meeting with Wang Qimin, Charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy to Libya, he stressed the importance of developing Libyan-Chinese relations and working on the return of […]

PetroChina “to buy Libyan Oil”

By John Lee. PetroChina has reportedly agreed an annual contract with Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) to buy Libyan crude oil. Bloomberg cites sources as saying that this would be the company’s first contract with the NOC since 2013. (Source: Bloomberg)