Al-Koni urges Chinese companies to resume work in Libya

The Deputy Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mossa Al-Koni, has discussed with China’s President, Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of BRICS Summit in south Africa, lifting force majeure on the resumption of work by Chinese companies in Libya.

The Presidential Council’s media office said Jinping and Al-Koni had talked about cooperation in multifarious fields, including joint strategic cooperation in economy.

“Once force majeure is lifted, Chinese firms can resume projects that have been halted since 2011.” Al-Koni said, adding that Chinese companies would play a pivotal role in rebuilding projects in Libya.

He also reiterated that the return of Chinese companies to Libya would convey a positive, reassuring message to other foreign firms across the world that Libya had the stability needed for work operations.

According to the media office, the Chinese President said he was interested in developing bilateral relations with Libya as per strategic economic cooperation that would lead to the standards of BRICS. He also said China was ready to cooperate more with Libya on the political level.


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