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France's Nexans Wins $134m Libyan Cable Contract

French multinational cabling manufacturer Nexans has been awarded contracts worth around 110 million Euros ($134 million) by Libya’s PEWCO (Public Electrical Works Company), a wholly-owned subsidiary of GECOL (General Electricity Company of Libya), the state-owned company responsible for the production and distribution of electrical power, to supply cables for projects to upgrade the country’s power […]

Libya to train its soldiers in France

Libya's defence ministry is sending some of its soldiers to train in France in diving and handling of explosives. At a weekly news conference held on Wednesday in Tripoli, the government spokesman, Nasser Al-Mana, did not give the specific number of soldiers who will be trained in Fance. He said, however, that the defence ministry […]

French companies seek to harness goodwill in Libya

More than 50 French companies are participating in the Tripoli International Fair this week in a bid to turn political goodwill into commercial profits, French officials said Tuesday. "More than 50 companies are participating and that is due to the historical link which was created between Libya and France in 2011," Michel Casals, president of […]

Libya, France to boost Military Cooperation

Following a recent visit to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and meetings with country's intrim minister for defence Osama al-Juwali, French defence minister Gerard Longuet had discussions on issues to boost cooperation. Bioth sides also agreed to look into boosting maritime security and controlling Libya's borders. There has been concerns by foreign states about the Libyan […]

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French warships in Libya to train navy, demine oil ports

Two French warships arrived at Tripoli's port on Tuesday carrying navy crewmen who will train the Libyan navy and help demine oil ports, a Libyan defense ministry official said. Foreign states are worried about the Libyan interim government's capacity to secure its Mediterranean coast, which could be used as a gateway into Europe for arms […]

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France Set to Release More of Libya's Frozen Assets

France is soon to release $300 million to Libya's new rulers in order to help them recover the rest of their frozen assets. The announcement was made by the French foreign minister Alain Juppe during a short visit to the Libyan capital, Tripoli on Wednesday. Almost two months after declaring Libya liberated from the dictatorial […]