A contract has been signed between the US telecommunication giant Infinera and the Libyan national telecommunication company Hatif Libya to expand and develop the fiber-optic network in Libya. The signing ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, the US Special Envoy to Libya Richard Norland, the US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Eric Mayer, and the Libyan Minister of Transportation Mohamed El-Shoubi.
Richard Norland, who took the floor at the signing ceremony, stated that he was very pleased with the agreement between the US company Infinera and Hatif Libya, and that this agreement is important to ensure stability in the country and to show how the ongoing political process has led to economic benefits for the Libyan people.
Also speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister Dbeibeh expressed that the agreement is a very significant step for the advancement of Libyan-US economic relations. Dbeibeh also stated that with this agreement, they aim to provide digital services to all Libyan people equally and that they are confidently progressing in the integration of state institutions.
The infrastructure system in Libya was severely damaged during the long-lasting civil war, which has ravaged the North African country.