Italy and Libya discuss ICT cooperation

10 Feb 2021

Italy and Libya have discussed ways in which information and communication technologies can be deployed to improve the delivery of public services in the North African country, reports Agence Ecofin. A draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) was studied last week in Tripoli by the two parties, represented by Giuseppe Buccino Grimaldi, the Italian ambassador to Libya, and Mahmoud Khalifa Al-Tlissi, the Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Technical Affairs of the Government of National Accord, with a view to establishing a cooperation agreement. According to the Libyan government, the draft MoU relates to support ‘in the field of digital technology used in public services to improve and simplify communication between citizens and public administrations’. Libya’s efforts to restore its public sector structures following several years of internal conflict have been hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated restrictions.