Tag Archives | Tunisia

Gunmen storm Tunisian consulate in Libya's Benghazi

Gunmen on Monday stormed the Tunisian consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, diplomatic and security sources told AFP, without reporting casualties. "The Tunisian consulate has been stormed by armed men," a security official told AFP on condition of anonymity, blaming the attack on a local brigade known as the Partisans of Shariah, or […]

Tunisia, Libya launch border security partnership

Tunisian interim Interior Minister Ali Laârayedh and his Libyan counterpart Fawzi Abdelali agreed March 30th to increase co-operation in security, stability and development. At their meeting in Tunis, the Libyan minister stressed the importance of security co-ordination between Libya and Tunisia in the upcoming period, especially in terms of securing the joint land borders to […]

Libyan domestic fund to direct some investments abroad-official

A Libyan domestic investment fund with estimated assets of $1 billion could direct some of its investments abroad, especially to neighbouring Tunisia, the chief executive of the National Investment Company said. "Although the fund is focused on domestic investment, our laws allow for foreign investment," Basheer Ashour told Reuters over the telephone from Tripoli. "We […]

Libya and Tunisia sign security accord

Libya and Tunisia agreed on Thursday to boost cooperation on security, the fight against "terrorist groups" and border controls, according to a memorandum of understanding signed in Tripoli. The north African neighbours agreed to "exchange information on the activities and crimes of terrorist groups... their sources of financing and the movements of their leaders," said […]

Sonde seeks partner to develop Zarat

Canadian independent Sonde Resources is looking for a partner to help fund its development of a block off North Africa, either through a joint venture or a stake sale, the company’s chief executive said. Sonde announced on Monday that it had received a one-year extension on the first phase of its exploration efforts in the […]

Libya Will be Marzouki’s First Official Visit

President Moncef Marzouki announced on the day following his election that Libya will be the destination of his first official international visit. Marzouki will be traveling to Libya January 2, 2012. “He received an official invitation to visit Libya. The visit aims to show support for the Libyan Revolution and to reinforce Tunisian-Libyan relations. He will meet Libyan officials and businessmen,” said Imed […]