By John Lee.
The Economy Minister of Libya's Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), has said that mining may eventually become a more significant economic activity than oil production.
S&P Global Platts quotes Ali Al-Issawi as telling the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) in London:
"Libya has gold, magnesium and iron ore ....... (mining) could eventually become more important than oil ... Because of our focus on oil we have lost many other opportunities - we are trying to attract investment to areas other than oil."
(Source: S&P Global Platts)