A high-ranking Egyptian delegation from the Egyptian Intelligence Service (GIS) arrived in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Wednesday, Libya’s Government of National Unity (GNU) reported.
Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba and the Egyptian delegation discussed the results of the Libyan-Egyptian Committee, which was launched two years ago. They also discussed the steps taken by Cairo to facilitate the granting of visas to Libyans, and joint coordination in several files.
In another meeting, the Egyptian delegation discussed the launching of projects implemented by the consortium of Egyptian companies.
Relations between Cairo and Libya’s GNU were tense, after the eastern-based Parliament assigned a rival government headed by ousted PM Fathi Bashagha.
Last month, Egypt’s Suwaidi Electric Co. and Qatar’s UCC Holding signed a contract to implement a power plant project in Libya, with a capacity of 1,044 megawatts.
The GNU said in a statement that the plant is expected to provide a significant boost to the country’s power sector. It is set to be implemented in collaboration with the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL).
According to Doha news, the deal is valued at €1.19 billion euros, and it is set to be completed within a period of 26 months.
The power plant will be located in the coastal region, and will play a crucial role in meeting the growing demand for electricity in Libya.
The project aims to provide a reliable source of electricity to households, businesses, and industries across the country. As well as boosting economic activity and improving the quality of life for citizens.
In September 2022, an Egyptian delegation headed by Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry withdrew from the inaugural session of the Arab League Council, in protest against the presidency of the GNU Foreign Minister, Najla Al-Mangoush, for the League’s 158th session.
In September 2021, Dbaiba visited Cairo, accompanied by a senior ministerial delegation, during which he met Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and announced the resumption of meetings of the Egyptian-Libyan Joint Higher Committee, which had been suspended in 2011.