The ongoing textiles and clothing fair at Tripoli, capital of Libya, has attracted participation of 85 global firms, mainly those from Turkey, Egypt, Italy and Tunisia.
Unveiling the expo, Libyan official Ahmed al-Akari said the fair extends a good opportunity for domestic clothing and textile traders to develop direct contacts with their industry counterparts and buyers from other nations, and also to negotiate deals with them.
The fair follows the adoption of a free market policy by Libya, which has opened up the Libyan market to North and sub-Saharan African nations.
Libya extends a market for countries like Chad, Niger, Sudan, Mali, Tunisia and Egypt. A lot many workers, traders and immigrants from these countries rely on the Libyan market for re-exporting textiles and clothing back home.