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Libya and Turkey’s Defense Ministers review military, security cooperation in Ankara

Libya’s Defense Minister has made his first formal overseas visit to Turkey and met with the Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, discussing maintain training and consultancy activities in the area of the military and security.

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his visiting Libyan counterpart Salah Al-Namroush led committee meetings in the capital Ankara, including representatives from both sides, and agreed to continue training and consultancy.

Akar reiterated that Turkey stands with the UN-recognized Libyan administration in an effort to ensure peace and stability in the country.

“Libya belongs to the Libyans and Turkey supports an independent, sovereign Libya where territorial integrity and political unity are stabilized.” He added.

Last November, Turkey and Libya signed a security and military cooperation agreement and a maritime boundaries’ demarcation agreement as well.

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