Libya could provide 60,000 hectares of field for Turkish investors

Tripoli Post | 04/01/2011

Turkish Agriculture and Rural Affairs Minister Mehdi Eker met with Libya's Secretary of the General People's Committee for Agriculture, Maritime and Animal Resources Abu Bakr Mabruk al-Mansuri in Tripoli on Tuesday.

Both parties discussed the possibilities of make a plot of agriculture land to be experimented by Turkish investors as part of bilateral cooperation in commerce and agriculture.

During the meetings between Turkish and Libyan delegations, Eker said that it was necessary to examine agriculture and investment opportunities of Libya in a detailed way, adding that it was important for Turkish investors to know what kind of incentives and opportunities Libya presented.

Libyan officials said that they could allocate 60,000 hectares of field for Turkish investors for production of wheat and corn. Libya has a potential to be Turkey's door opening to Africa, and also its volume in food processing sector is very high, Turkish ministry stated.

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