Libya launched the first tourist cruise line between Libya and Turkey, the first trip of its kind in Libya in more than 20 years.
The launch of the tourists cruise line comes within the framework of the Libyan government’s efforts to promote partnership between the public and private sectors.
According to the Libyan Minister of Transportation, Mohamed al-Shohobi, the Government of National Unity has contributed to overcoming all the difficulties and obstacles that faced the implementation of the project.
“We are in the process of taking several special measures, in agreement with the Egyptian, Tunisian and Moroccan governments, to launch cruise lines in the near future,” he said.
The new cruise line is between the Libyan city of Misurata and Turkey’s Izmir.
“There is a good demand for this cruise line, even though it’s not summertime. For the first trip, there are about 220 tourists, and the trip takes about 48 hours,” Taha Hadid, spokesman of Misurata maritime station said.