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Libya, Egypt resume joint committee meetings, review facilitating goods’ transport, travel measures

The Libyan-Egyptian consular committee has resumed work following an eight-year-halt, Libya’s Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday, saying the committee held its 13th session in the Egyptian capital Cairo on May 4-5.

The two sides discussed in the meeting facilitating the processing of visas of citizens of the two countries, simplifying entry procedures and abolishing entry fees.

The Libyan and Egyptian officials also reviewed the aspects of joint cooperation in the consular and security fields, cooperation in the judicial and social security area and fishing, financial and customs procedures as well as land and air transportation.

Last April, Egyptian officials announced that they had agreed with their Libyan counterparts to reopen their diplomatic missions in the capital Tripoli and Benghazi as soon as possible.

Libya signed with Egypt a number of Memoranda of Understanding in Tripoli during an official visit by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli — the highest Egyptian official to visit Libya since 2010, who was accompanied by 11 ministers — which included the resumption of civilian flights between the two countries.

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