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WFP welcomes Emergency Food Assistance from Italy

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €1 million (US$1.16 million) from the Government of Italy that will provide food assistance to tens of thousands of Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict since 2011. Wagdi Othman, WFP Libya Country Director, said: “We thank Italy for this generous contribution to WFP’s […]

Serraj, Haftar Agree to Ceasefire and Elections

In support of the action of the United Nations and in the framework of the implementation of the Skhirat Agreement, taking into account the initiatives of the international organizations working on Libya including the African Union, the European Union and the League of Arab States, and underlining the efforts made by Libya’s friend countries and […]

Italy Defends Consortium Rebuilding Tripoli Airport

By John Lee. The Italian Embassy in Libya has rejected claims that the Italian consortium that was awarded the contract to rebuild Tripoli International Airport (TIA) passenger terminal is a fake company that disappeared after signing. Africa Intelligence said that Consorzio Aeneas consisted of two small firms operating on a very small scale, and that […]

Italian Firms gather for Italo-Libyan Economic Forum

By John Lee. Presidency Council deputy Ahmed Maiteeg [Maiteeq] and Italian foreign minister Angelino Alfano have headed up the first Italo-Libyan Economic Forum, held at the weekend in the Sicilian town of Agrigento. The Forum included discussion on the prospects the Libyan market can offer to Italian companies once security conditions are re-established, as well […]

Italy delivers 4 Patrol Boats to Libyan Coastguard

By John Lee. Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti has handed over four patrol boats to the Libyan coastguard during a visit to Tripoli. The vessels were repaired in Italy as part of cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration. AFP quotes Minister Minniti as saying that the crews were trained in Italy “to monitor Libyan […]

Can Russia, West cooperate on Libya?

By Vasily Kuznetsov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The flurry of international activity involving Libya in recent weeks raises questions of whether more confrontation between Moscow and the West is coming for the country or if some cooperation is […]

Finance Ministers discuss Libya’s Challenges

By Adam Nathan. The Libyan Minister of Finance Dr. Osama Hammad participated Thursday in Malta in launching the meeting of the finance ministers of the Group 5 + 5 for the countries of the Mediterranean Basin on the economy and finance. The second meeting, which takes place two months after the first meeting held on […]