(updated March 2014)
The Dutch Libyan Cooperation Council, founded on May 4, 2012, is a not-for-profit bilateral think tank and advisory body for the benefit of the Dutch and Libyan business communities and (semi-) governmental institutions in both countries. The DLCC strives to contribute to developing strong and sustainable bilateral relations between the two countries in the fields of economy and trade, politics, science and technology as well as arts and culture.
The DLCC is currently visiting Tripoli for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCI). This is the first step in what ultimately will lead to the foundation of the Libyan-Dutch Chamber of Commerce as was already announced during the 'Libya Update' round-table conference, organised by the DLCC on 25 June 2013 in The Hague.
It is the intention of the DLCC and the TCCI for the launch of the Libyan-Dutch Chamber of Commerce to coincide with the next 'Libya Update' conference on Libyan-Dutch relations. These two events would ideally be organised when the recently appointed Dutch Ambassador to Libya, Mr Hans Sandee, will take over from the current Ambassador Ton Lansink, around July/August this year.
Further developments will be published on this website if and when they occur.