Libya

Background

The State of Libya is located in the Maghreb region in North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest. The sovereign state is made of three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica.

Country Profile

Head of State: MR. ABDULHAMEED MOHAMED EL DBEIBEH

Capital City: Tripoli

Independence Day: 24 December 1954

Languages: Arabic 

Currency: Libyan Dinar 

GDP$48.3 bn

Area/Size of country (km²): 1.76 million km²

Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas and gypsum

Time Zone: GMT+2

Government website link: 

Ministry Responsible for COMESA Affairs

Honourable Minister Mr. Mohamed Ali Al Huwayj

Minister of Economy and Trade

P.O Box 4779
TRIPOLI
Libya
Fax: +218314831394
Email: Libya_Zambia @yahoo.com

Permanent Representative to COMESA

Mr.  Abdulmonem A.H Eshanta
Charge d’Affaires a.i
Embassy of the State of Libya
4900, Los Angles Boulevard
P O Box 35319
LUSAKA, Zambia
Tel: +260(211) 253055/255388
Fax: +260(211) 251239
E-mail : libya_zambia@yahoo.com