Libyan & Algerian Prime Ministers Discuss Political Track in Libya


On Saturday, the Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdelhamid Dbaiba, discussed the developments of the political track in Libya with his Algerian counterpart, Ayman Ben Abdul Rahman. This statement was issued by the Presidency of the Algerian government.

The statement said that Ben Abdul Rahman received a phone call from Dbaiba, during which the reality and prospects for developing bilateral relations between the two countries were reviewed.

The statement affirmed the two sides’ determination to work on “consolidating the historical ties of brotherhood and the relations of cooperation that unite the two countries and peoples.”

According to the statement, Dbaiba congratulated Ben Abdul Rahman on his appointment as Prime Minister.

Last May, Dbaiba visited Algeria and held talks with President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on issues pertaining to security and economic cooperation and the path to a political solution in Libya.

They spoke about increasing trade exchange by opening the airspace. Algeria confirmed that the path of a political solution is the “only” way to guarantee the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Libyan state.

Algerian Foreign Minister, Sabri Boukadoum, affirmed his country’s “unlimited” solidarity with the Libyan people. He said that Algeria is seeking to support the efforts of the Libyan authorities to “restore political and security stability and national reconciliation by unifying institutions.

The two countries decided to activate transport agreements between the two countries dating back to 1970 by organizing at least 4 weekly trips between the two countries. Work is also underway to reopen a maritime line to transport goods between the two countries.

The volume of trade exchange between the two countries amounted to 65 million dollars in 2020, including 59 million dollars in favor of Algeria, compared to 31 million dollars in 2018.

Both countries are studying recent arrangements to reopen the land borders between them and the sea line between the capital Algiers and Tripoli.