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Libya launches maritime line with Tunisia as Tripoli seaport reopens after 11 years

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A cruise line between Libya and Tunisia was launched on Sunday for the primary time in over 11 years.

The launch ceremony of the cruise line was attended by the Minister of Transport Mohamed al-Shuhubi, the Tunisian Ambassador to Libya al-As’advert al-Ajli, and a lot of senior Libyan officers, the Libyan Ministry of Transport mentioned in a press release.

Efforts will likely be made sooner or later to launch a number of cruise traces from Libya to a number of neighboring nations, the assertion added.

“The Libyans have been ready for the launch of this cruise line for over a decade. The primary journey will likely be from (the capital) Tripoli to (Tunisia’s) Zarzis. We’re working to launch cruise traces to Malta, Morocco, and Egypt,” Ala al-Sokni, director of the Tripoli marine passenger station, informed Xinhua.

Two years in the past, the Libyan authorities launched a cruise line between Libya and Türkiye for the primary time in over 20 years, a step aimed toward selling the partnership between the 2 nations’ private and non-private sectors, in line with the Ministry of Transport.