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Tunisian Minister of Commerce: Our relations with Libyans are not market relations

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TUNIS – Tunisian Minister of Commerce, Omar Behi, denied what he considered to be a misrepresentation of some sites and media for a statement in which he spoke about “the project of exchanging Libyan oil with Tunisian goods and products.”

Bahi denounced the use of the term “oil for food” as the title of a statement attributed to him. The Tunisian minister pointed to Tunisia’s need for Libyan oil, stating: “what I meant is to import oil from Libya, in exchange for the export of the necessary Tunisian goods and products in the framework of the common and mutual interest between the two countries.” Stressing that “Libyans our brothers and relations with them are not market relations”, while affirming the importance of the special relations between the two countries on the political and economic level.

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