Jordanian premier to visit Libya for talks on Tuesday
Jordanian Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh will pay a working visit to Tripoli for talks with Libyan leaders on the prospects of boosting bilateral ties, the official Petra news agency reported Monday dpa reported
Khasawneh, who will be the highest Jordanian official to visit Libya since the downfall of Moammar Gaddafi's regime, will be accompanied by a government delegation comprising 10 cabinet ministers, leaders of the private sector and trade unions as well as a number of experts in all fields.
The visit on Tuesday comes against the backdrop of a reported agreement between the Jordanian and Libyan governments for the training of 10,000 Libyans by the Jordanian army to qualify them for joining the national armed forces and police force.
"The trip has the primary aim of exploring the opportunities for carrying out joint investments and projects," Petra said.
Jordan currently plays host to about 15,000 Libyans, mostly injured anti-Gaddafi fighters, for medical treatment.
Jordan was one of the first Arab countries to recognise the Provisional Libyan Council that led the uprising against Gaddafi.