Serbian Deputy PM in Tripoli

The Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, Rasim Ljajic (pictured), has had talks with President Mohamed Magarief, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan [Zidan], and the acting foreign minister Mohamed Abdelaziz.

In this first Serbian ministerial visit to Libya since the revolution, Liajic, who is also his country’s Minister of Foreign and Domestic Trade and Telecommunications, also met with the Minister of Economy, Mustafa Mohammed Abufunas.

According to the report from Libya Herald, discussions focussed on political and economic relations, in particular the issue of deals done with the Ghaddafi regime. It was agreed that a joint commission should meet by the end of the year to see what needs to be reviewed.

The Deputy Prime Minister is expected to return to Libya in April, and Minister Abufunas invited him to the Tripoli International Fair at which a number of Serbian companies are to due to exhibit.

There are estimated to be some 500 Serbs living and working in Libya at present. Most are in the east of the country, working in the oil sector. In and around Tripoli, the majority are in healthcare. There are believed to be around 150 Serbian nurses and technicians in the capital.

(Source: Libya Herald)

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