China sends work team to Libya

 China's Ministry of Commerce is to send a work team to Libya to exchange views on China's participation in the African country's post-war reconstruction.

The work team, led by Wang Shenyang, director of the ministry's foreign investment and economic cooperation department, will visit Libya from February 4 to February 8, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

The team also includes representatives from Chinese companies that have business operations in Libya.

The visit was first planned in October, but was delayed due to the Libyan civil war.

The work team will visit Tripoli and Benghazi to check the damage to Chinese companies' assets caused by Libya's political conflicts and exchange views with Libyan officials on the future operation of projects which Chinese companies had already undertaken before the civil war, according to the statement.

Making appropriate arrangements for the projects' implementation is beneficial to the improvement of Libyan people's livelihoods as the projects mainly involve housing, railways and telecommunications, the ministry said in the statement.

China encourages Chinese companies to participate in Libya's reconstruction and it is willing to deepen economic and trade ties with Libya, the ministry said.

(Source: China Daily)

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