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Egypt seeks role in Libya’s reconstruction

Egypt and Libya concluded a cooperation agreement to set up mechanisms aimed at attracting Egyptian workers to reconstruction projects in Libya, where a new executive authority in Libya came to power.
Egyptians, who were formerly residing in Libya, have their documents checked by Tunisian customs at Djerba airport on the Tunisian-Libyan border, before their departure for Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 23, 2015.

At a time when a new unified government has been approved in Libya, Egypt is looking to boost its economic influence in the country by investing in the field of reconstruction and having Egyptian workers return to Libya.

The Egyptian Ministry of Manpower announced March 15 that it held talks with the Libyan Ministry of Labor to discuss the participation of Egyptian workers in the reconstruction of the Libyan state and set up an electronic system between the two ministries to determine the Libyan needs in this regard.

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