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Saila discusses with Netherland Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation bilateral cooperation and re-enforcing concluded agreements between both countries.

Tripoli, GNA Foreign Minister, Mohamed Saila

met at the ministry in Tripoli, with the Netherland Minister of

Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag.

Saila said he held with the Netherland minister an in-depth and

fruitful talks, during which they dwelt on several political,

economic, and bilateral cooperation issues between Libya and the

Netherland .

At a press conference following the meeting, the minister said

they discussed the political accord sponsored by the UN and efforts

of the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salama as well as the issue of

illegal migration which is a pressing issue for Libya and troublesome

for both Libya and Europe, saying their view points are close.

At the bilateral level, the minister said, they discussed

bilateral relations, and agreed to lay down a road map to activate

bilateral agreements, and that experts from both sides will meet to

review the agreements and bilateral cooperation concluded by both


Saila praised Netherland's contribution to development of

cooperation in oil, gas, agriculture and industry, underscoring that

the two countries can resume such cooperation in these fields and

others, as well as Netherland 's contribution to reconstruction and

development in all fields.

The minister revealed that they agreed to launch meetings

between the two countries at experts level soon.

The Netherland minister, Sigrid Kaag for her part expressed

delight to visit Libya for the first time, stressing that her meeting

with the foreign minister was fruitful and focused during which they

addressed all bilateral aspects and issues of common interest.

In a press statement Kaag said; she discussed with the Libyan

foreign minister several issues including the Libyan political

accord, reiterating Netherland's support to the accord and its

outcome and efforts made by the special envoy of the UN Secretary

General, Ghassan Salama.

The Dutch minister stressed that the Netherland plays an

important role in everything that relates to cooperation with Libya

and that her country can be relied upon on several essential issues.

On fighting illegal migration and bilateral cooperation, the

minister praised the efforts made by the Libyan government and its

various institutions and services offered to the migrants at

detention centres until their retune to their countries of origin.

The minister underscored that Netherland would continue to

cooperate with the Libyan government and International Organization

for Migration to adderss the underlying causes of migration to ensure

an effective management of the issue.

On bilateral relations and reviving the Libyan-Netherland Joint

Committee, the minister underlined that experts from both countries

will discuss all bilateral agreements and the prospect of their

operationalization conducive to the common interest of the two


Source: Libya News Agency