Libya, France Sign ‘Declaration of Intent’
Tripoli-Libya and France signed on Thursday a Declaration of Intent aims to establish a 'strategic partnership' between the two countries in various fields.
The declaration called for the activation of the 5+5 dialogue as to be able to influence regional policies, broadening its scope and promoting the fight against illegal immigration.
The declaration was signed by Secretary of Industry, Economy, Trade and Investment Mr. Mohammed Hawaij and France's Industry Minister Christian Estrosi.
The strategic partnership includes the construction of a nuclear power plant in Libya. The document provides for bilateral talks prior to the signing of an accord between the Libyan Nuclear Energy Authority and the French Atomic Energy Agency. This will facilitate the establishment of a nuclear legislation and the conduct of studies necessary for the building a nuclear power plant.
A team from the French Atomic Energy Agency will visit Libya for the implementation of a program for capacity building and plans to construct the nuclear power plant.
Hawaij invited, after the signing ceremony, invited French companies wishing to invest in Libya's industrial areas to do so in such a way that companies from both countries will be able to market their products in either nation.
Estrosi arrived in the Libyan capital on board a new Airbus passenger jet, one of a consignment of aircraft which the company is contracted to supply to state-owned carrier Libyan Airlines.