By John Smith • 10 June 2021 • 16:41
The two prime ministers met in Tripoli
Credit: La Moncloa flickr
Spain’s President Pedro Sánchez is becoming something of a travelling salesman as after reopening the Spanish Embassy in Libya he shot off to Argentina.
IN between this travelling, he found time to stop off in Madrid to see the rather disappointing goalless draw between Spain and Portugal.
For years Spain had a strong presence in Libya thanks to Repsol which has a number of oil concessions in that country but at a joint press conference with interim Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah investment was in both of their minds.
According to The Arab Weekly, both Spanish and Libyan premiers said they had signed several memorandums of understanding to boost economic cooperation in various sectors such as health, infrastructure, agriculture, education, livestock and renewable energy.
Sánchez said “We also want to engage in this phase of economic transformation in Libya,” and indicated that he has instructed his consular team to look to speedily grant visas in order to improve mobility between the two Mediterranean countries.
It is clear that Spain has eyes on Libya now that it appears to be entering a period of peace.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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