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Second Steering Committee Meeting of the E-NABLE Project

The second annual meeting of the Steering Committee for the E-NABLE project was held on Tuesday, 23/05/2023, at the Ministry of Economy and Trade in Tripoli, in which the team of Expertise France presented the progress of the project’s activities and the achieved results. The attendees also learned about the planned activities and workshops in order to achieve the project’s desired goals.

The meeting was chaired by His Excellency the Minister of Economy and Trade, Mr. Muhammad Al-Huwaij, and among the attendees were Mr. Marton Benedek, Head of Cooperation at the European Union Delegation to Libya, Mr. Julien Schmitt, Country Representative and Director of Programs at Expertise France in Libya, Mr. Ashraf Al-Taeb, Director of the International Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the Undersecretaries of the Ministry of Economy and Trade, Higher Education, Tourism and Traditional Industries, and a group of representatives and officials in relevant economic authorities.

Economic experts presented the main points and the next steps proposed by the economic diversification assessment report during the meeting. This assessment activity aims to develop an economic diversification strategy in Libya in order to enhance its international competitiveness and generate exports in sectors other than the oil sector. The meeting participants agreed on the need to set priorities, develop human resources, and support the private sector to create a specific model and an integrated vision that paves the way for effective and tangible economic diversification and growth in Libya.

His Excellency the Minister of Economy and Trade, Mr. Muhammad Hawej, and the Undersecretary of the Ministry, Mr. Suhail Shiha, expressed their gratitude for the efforts made by the European Union Delegation and Expertise France by providing technical support, developing capabilities, and working on various studies and assessments on the current economic situation, which offer the opportunity to make data-driven decisions.

The E-NABLE project is funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Trade and other economic institutions for a sustainable, diversified, and digital economic recovery in Libya.