Dispatch of a Government-Private Sector Joint Mission on Economy to Libya

TOKYO, Japan, January 27, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Dispatch of a Government-Private Sector Joint Mission on Economy to Libya

1. From January 24 to 26, a government-private sector joint mission on economy which was headed by Ms. Misako Kaji, Deputy Director-General, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau, and consisted of members from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and other governmental organizations, as well as representatives from private enterprises, visited Tripoli, the capital of Libya.

2. The mission held meetings with Industry Minister Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud Ftaysi, Deputy Oil Minister Mr. Omar al-Shakmak, and other high-ranking governmental officials of Libya and exchanged opinions on the possibility for the Japanese enterprises to join rebuilding of a new Libya.

3. The government of Japan dispatched the government-private sector joint mission aiming at supporting restoration of Libya through their support of private level activities. The government of Japan expects to contribute to reconstruction of infrastructure and petroleum production facilities which were destroyed by the battle as well as to development of domestic industry other than petroleum, which is a challenge Libya has been facing, in Libya.

[Reference] Members of the Government-Private Sector Joint Mission on Economy

• Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

• Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

• From the private sector: 17 enterprises including trading companies, petroleum-related firms, plant engineering-related companies, and manufacturing companies.

• Also, six governmental organizations participated in the mission.


Japan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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