The Head of the Tunisian-African Business Council, Anis Jaziri said that economic relations with Libya are witnessing a significant improvement.
Al-Jaziri revealed, in statements to the Tunisian radio Mosaique FM, that “many Tunisian businessmen have obtained projects in Libya in various sectors.”
He added the “most important of the projects are in the fields of infrastructure, food industries, and the construction materials and services industry.”
Politically, he stressed that Tunisia “should demand an intensification of efforts to support calls for calm, calls to organise elections, and to strengthen relations with Libya politically.”
In early April, the Regional Director of Social Affairs in Tunisia’s city of Tataouine, Mounir El Kharbi confirmed the arrival of food aid from Libya to the social solidarity stores in Tunisia, according to Tunisian Radio Mosaique.
El Kharbi explained that the aid, which includes large quantities of sugar, flour, rice, and other foodstuffs, will be distributed next week, for the benefit of 6,000 low-income families.
Tunisian media quoted the media attaché of the Libyan Embassy in Tunisia, Naim Al-Oshaibi, as saying that this aid “is a grant provided by the Government of National Unity (GNU) in response to the shortage crisis Tunisia is facing.”
He added that “another number of trucks loaded with basic materials will arrive in the coming hours, bringing the total number to 170 trucks.”
In mid-January, the GNU sent trucks of food aid, such as sugar, oil, flour, and rice, to Tunisia. This was in solidarity with Tunisia, in response to the economic situation it is going through, according to the media attache at the Tunisian Embassy.
The aid was between 50 and 65 tons, and loaded on 96 trucks, which departed for the Ras Jedir crossing.
Last month, a source from the Libyan Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development confirmed a joint agreement with Tunisia to reactivate the Libyan-Tunisian cultural centers. This will take place in both countries and revive the activities of the Dar Al-Kitab.
The Tunisian Ministry of Cultural Affairs stated that the agreement came after an official visit by a high-level delegation to Libya, that lasted for several days.