Libyan Foreign Minister Najlaa Mangush and Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan met in Ankara in their first official meeting since Fidan assumed his duties as foreign minister of Türkiye.
The visit to Ankara comes within the framework of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries and discussing ways of cooperation in various fields according to the Libyan embassy in Turkey.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed relations between the two countries, joint cooperation, and ways to enhance them in various fields, in addition to discussing recent developments in the region as well as the global stage and efforts to support stability in Libya. Furthermore, the challenges facing the Libyan community in Turkey were discussed, especially the problems regarding residency permits for Libyan patients, students, and the community residing in Turkey in general. For his part, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and his deputy, Ahmed Yildiz, assured they will be working to address these challenges.
Over the past decade, the Libyan community in Turkey has grown to be one the largest Libyan communities abroad. Turkish Libyan relations have also developed drastically as Turkey is currently Libya’s first commercial partner.
Source: Libyan Embassy in Ankara