Within this complex transition process, the Libyan Experts Development Cooperation Forum is established as a neutral non-profit body to promote synergy between the Libyan intellectual community and practitioners and government decision makers.
Ahmad Al Atrash, Head of the Board of Directors, recalled. The Forum, as an advisory body, is able to translate the findings of fundamental research into policy options and to enable politicians to see the effects of their decisions.
The Special Representative of the Secretary General, Mr. Martin Kobler, closed the 4th edition of the Libyan Experts Development Cooperation Forum. He congratulated the Forum for its institutionalization encouraging the participants to continue their work and specifically focus on the economy, oil production and ensure security of the oil fields.
"The future of Libya belongs its citizens, Libyans should draw the Vision for the Country" Kobler said. The SRSG also engaged in an open debate with the members of the Forum, from which the issues of implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement and cessation of hostilities emerged as key topics in the consolidation of the transition process in Libya.
The Fourth edition of the Libyan Experts Development Forum is organized by the United Nations in Libya, UNDP, World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). As scheduled, the Forum will reconvene quarterly.