The Acting Libyan Minister of Health and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Ramadan Abu Jinnah, discussed ways to enhance joint cooperation between the two countries in the health and pharmaceutical fields, with a Palestinian delegation.
The Palestinian delegation was headed by Ambassador to Libya, Mohamed Rahhal, and included members of the Palestinian Chamber of Commerce and Businessmen.
During the meeting, which was held on Sunday at the Ministry’s office in Tripoli, the two sides discussed enhancing prospects for health cooperation between the two countries in the field of exporting medicines. This will be done through the registration of Palestinian companies and factories exporting medical supplies at the Libyan Ministry of Health.
Abu Jinnah welcomed the cooperation with the Palestinians, in accordance with the procedures and laws in force in Libya, according to a statement issued by the Libyan Health Ministry.
For his part, Chairman of the General Federation of Libyan Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Mohamed Al-Raidh, said that he was briefed during his recent visit to Palestine about the services provided by Palestinian pharmaceutical companies and factories. These companies have an experience precedent in exporting medicines to Jordan, Algeria and Saudi Arabia.
He praised their efforts in expanding its capabilities and production lines.
Last month, Libyan Minister of Labour and Rehabilitation, Ali Al-Abed, discussed mechanisms for activating an agreement signed between the two countries a year ago to provide 10,000 job opportunities for Palestinians in Libya, with his Palestinian counterpart, Nasri Abu Jaish.
The meeting discussed setting up a legal framework for work in the host country, and facilitating job opportunities and entry visas to Libya.
This came during Al-Abed’s visit to Palestine, the first for a Libyan Minister to Palestine. They discussed ways and mechanisms of joint cooperation between the two countries in the field of the labor sector.