Libya PM in Morocco for 2-day visit

2012-08-08 07:59
Abdel Rahim al-Kib (AFP, File)

Abdel Rahim al-Kib (AFP, File)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Rabat - A delegation of top Libyan officials, headed by interim Prime Minister Abdel Rahim al-Kib, arrived in Morocco on Tuesday for a two-day visit, official sources said.

The crisis in Mali, the Arab Maghreb Union and bilateral economic cooperation are expected to top the agenda of the visit.

On Tuesday evening, the Libyan delegation will visit King Mohammed VI's palace in Casablanca to attend one of the religious seminars hosted by the Moroccan monarch during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

On Wednesday, the Libyan premier is due to hold talks with his Moroccan counterpart Abdelilah Benkirane, government sources said, with the accompanying ministers to meet members of Morocco's Islamist-led coalition government.

"This visit will focus on political dialogue and the strengthening of economic co-operation" between the two countries, one official told AFP.

It will also be an opportunity "to revitalise the Arab Maghreb Union and identify partnership projects", the official MAP news agency said after Kib's arrival.

The situation of the large Moroccan community in Libya, estimated at more than 100 000 people before last year's revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, is likely to feature in Wednesday's talks as well.

Ties between Rabat and Tripoli have improved since Gaddafi was driven from power and then killed in October.

Both countries belong to the dormant Arab Maghreb Union, a five-nation organisation founded in 1989 whose members also include Algeria, Mauritania, and Tunisia.

The deteriorating security situation in Mali appears to have spurred the five nations into action, with their interior ministers due to meet in Morocco later this year, after Maghreb foreign ministers met in Algiers last month.

Read more on:    abdel rahim al-kib  |  abdelilah benkirane  |  morocco  |  libya  |  north africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/Sport
 

The Fast and Furious R40 million

With the Fast and the Furious 7 hitting South African cinema’s this April, all eyes are on the cars and we’re in for a treat!

 
 

Luxury living

This is the most expensive burger in the world!
Exclusive food items that WILL break the bank
Top 10 most expensive homes in the world
You can permanently live on a ship and sail the world!
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to discriminate, criticise and over analyse things today which can leave everybody feeling a little bit unsure...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.