Erdogan urges NATO to give security, defense support to Libya’s GNU

The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, spoke over the phone on Friday with NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, according to Turkey’s Communication Directorate, urging the latter to fully support the Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU).

Erdogan and Stoltenberg discussed a number of prominent regional issues, including developments in the Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean, Libya and the crisis between Russia and Ukraine, the directorate said in a statement.

During the talk, Erdogan underlined that the current calm and peaceful environment in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean as well as in Libya was made possible thanks to Turkey’s efforts and constructive steps.

The Turkish President told Stoltenberg that the new Libyan government should be given defense and security support, adding that Turkey had provided help to the country in this respect, as per their agreements signed in 2019.

Last Monday, Libya and Turkey renewed commitment to the MoUs signed in 2019, especially the maritime boundaries demarcation agreement. They also signed five new agreements that covered a number of important sectors in Libya, such as reconstruction projects, education, energy, health and media.


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