Tourist Cruise Line launches between Libya and Turkey

 Saturday, December 4, 2021 

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Libyan Minister of Transportation Mohamed al-Shohobi launches the first tourist cruise line between Libya and Turkey, the first trip of its kind in Libya in more than 20 years, the Ministry of Transportation said in a statement. The cruise line  launches on Wednesday comes within the framework of the Libyan government’s efforts to promote partnership between the public and private sectors.

The Government of National Unity has contributed to overcoming all the difficulties and obstacles faces the implementation of this project. They are in the process of taking several special measures, in agreement with the Egyptian, Tunisian and Moroccan governments, to launch tourist cruise lines in the near future, said al-Shohobi.

The new cruise line is between the Libyan city of Misurata and Turkey’s Izmir, Xinhua news agency reported. There is a good demand for this cruise line, even though it’s not summertime. For the first trip, there are about 220 passengers, and the trip takes about 48 hours said Taha Hadid, spokesman of Misurata maritime station.

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