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Libya imposes visa requirement on Egyptians-agency

Libya has told Egyptians they will need visas to enter the country, Egypt’s state news agency said on Wednesday, after Egypt imposed travel restrictions on Libyans during the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi. Egypt toughened its entry requirements after the rebellion broke out in eastern Libya in February and some Libyans tried to cross the border […]

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Egypt Air to Resume Flights to Tripoli Nov. 17

Egypt’s national airline, Egypt Air, is to follow the examples of Turkish Airlines and Italian carrier Alitalia’s example and resume flights to the Libyan capital Tripoli next week, marking a step toward normalcy after Libya’s eight-month civil war. Egypt Air, that has been running four flights per week to the eastern city of Benghazi since […]

Arab Spring may turn page in Egypt-Libya economic relations

Can revolutions succeed where decades-old dictatorial systems failed, and usher in stable, mutually beneficial economic relations between Egypt and Libya? The coming months may bring the answer.  Last month’s visit to Cairo by the chairman of Libya’s National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, came just days after he declared his country liberated, and opened what […]

Uncertain Libyan prospects

Some Egyptian contracting companies perceive the current Libyan market as the lifeline that will save them from the deep economic recession. The January revolution and associated instabilities caused by a security breakdown and labour protests have taken their toll on many activities, which in turn slowed economic growth rates down. However, Egyptian companies are not […]