The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – Ukraine’s ambassador to Libya, Nahornyi Mykola, met on Friday with Health Minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Hamid Mohamed Ben Omar, in Tripoli.
During the meeting, Mykola told Ben Omar of his country’s readiness to cooperate with Libya in training medical personnel at a time when the country is facing a workforce deficit in the medical sector.
During his meeting with Ben Omar, the Ambassador of Ukraine said that his country “is ready to cooperate in the field of training of Libyan medical staff and the provision of therapeutic services,”according to a statement released Friday by the media office of GNA’s Health Ministry.
The Ukrainian diplomat said, moreover, that the volume of Ukrainian drug exports to Libya has increased significantly, reaching $ 600,000 in the first quarter of 2018.
The Ukrainian ambassador stressed “the satisfaction of his country of Libya’s commitment to pay the debts of treatment and care of Libyan patients in Ukraine”.
For his part, Ben Omar expressed his wish “to open wide prospects for fruitful and constructive cooperation with various Ukrainian health institutions”.
Endowed with an important infrastructure, including advanced equipment and skills, Libya faces, since the revolution of February 17, 2011, difficulties in its sector of Health, with the departure of the foreign medical personnel and the degradation of the infrastructures because of the armed clashes.
A situation that has favored the evacuation of Libyan patients abroad, especially in neighboring countries such as Tunisia and Egypt and also in Jordan, Turkey and European countries.