Top French official visits Libya for trade ties

December 21st, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS  

Paris, Dec 21 (IANS) A senior French official is on a two-day visit to Libya to strengthen economic ties with Africa’s largest oil exporter, the French government said.

Pierre Lellouche, state secretary for trade, flew to Libya Tuesday, Xinhua reported citing the economy, finances and industry ministry.

The ministry said Lellouche led a delegation of 100 medium and small enterprises “to meet the new Libyan government and to work towards the establishment of a special economic partnership between France and Libya”.

In September, French daily Liberation said Libya’s ruling National Transition Council has signed a deal with Paris promising more than a third of Libya’s oil for French companies in exchange for support.

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