Tunisian President in Libya for Talks with New Unity Government

3/18/2021

Tunisian President Kais Saied has headed to neighboring Libya for talks with newly appointed government officials in Tripoli, becoming the first head of state to visit the war-torn country a day after an interim administration took power.

The pair then held talks in which they discussed reviving bilateral agreements and trade, strengthening investment, and facilitating dealings between their central banks, according to a statement by the Tunisian presidency.

The first such visit since 2012, Saied’s trip aims to show “Tunisia’s support for the democratic process in Libya” and for greater “stability and prosperity,” his office said.

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