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Tunisia Signs MoUs to Support Libyan Market

Tunisia Signs MoUs to Support Libyan Market

Saturday, 27 November, 2021 - 10:45
Libyans at the Libyan-Tunisia border crossing in Dehiba. (Reuters)

Tunisia and Libya signed a set of agreements to support and develop bilateral cooperation in vocational training and employment.

The two countries signed a memorandum of understating (MoU) in the presence of Libyan Minister of Labor and Rehabilitation Ali al-Abed al-Rida and Tunisian Minister of Employment and Vocational Training Nasreddine Nsibi.

The MoU determines legal and practical procedures to organize entry and residence in Libya and link between the two countries through the Wafid platform to facilitate employing Tunisians to meet the needs of the Libyan labor market.

The two countries agreed to implement cooperation programs to overcome the delay in implementing previous memoranda of partnership and cooperation.

They also agreed to immediately activate the Tunisian-Libyan Joint Technical Committee in vocational training and employment.

The Tunisian authorities asked their Libyans counterparts to identify their needs of Tunisian competencies and skills in various economic sectors and specializations, to meet the needs of job seekers.

Tunis has hosted the first edition of the "Made in Libya" exhibition, with the participation of 150 companies, which focused on trade and industrial cooperation.

The exhibition included various activities dedicated to Libyan products and meetings to develop the Tunisian-Libyan partnership.

The event was designed to foster the exchange of expertise to support enterprises, scale up economic cooperation, increase trade and competitiveness of businesses in both countries.

The Tunisian National Institute of Statistics had announced that unemployment had increased during the third quarter of this year from 17.9 to 18.4 percent.

Youth unemployment is estimated at 42 percent, however, the rate varies between regions, reaching 33 percent in the northwest, 26 percent in the southwest, and the same in the center-west, but it drops to 22 percent in the southeast, near the Libyan border.

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