Mubarak, El-Gaddafi tackle Lockerbie impasse, to increase trade to one billion
Egypt-Libya, Politics, 3/8/1999
In the third meeting for Egyptian - Libyan summit, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak along with Libyan Leader Colonel Moummar El Gaddafi tackled yesterday the outcomes of endeavors and efforts exerted by Egypt, Saudi Arabia and South Africa to solve Lockerbie crisis and means of moving to rally the Arab solidarity and the need to remove barriers that hinder the establishment of an Arab free trade market.
In an expanded meeting, under the chairmanship of the two leaders, both of Egyptian and Libyan sides discussed projects that link the two states achieved between them such as the rail way line, establishing United electric network, the gas and Petroleum pipelines, the free trade agreement and Libyan participation in the land reclamation project, at Toshka.
Following the summit's talks, the two sides held a joint ministerial meeting under the chairmanship of the Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal El Ganzoury and the Secretary General of People's Committee for Foreign Trade Omar El Montaser to discuss upgrading cooperation in trade, industry, agriculture, communication, fishing, and removing the obstacles in front of citizens's movements across borders.
On the other land, the two sides agreed to increase the volume of trade exchange to more than one billion Egyptian pounds on the basis that a committee of Egyptian agricultural ministry would examine the possibility of moving groups of Egyptian farmers to Libya to cultivate the land there.
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