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Libya, Turkey, Malta agree cooperation for stability in the Mediterranean

The Libyan Interior Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fathi Bashagha, his Maltese counterpart, Byron Camilleri, and the Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar met in Ankara on Monday to discuss stability in the Mediterranean.

Bashagha said in a joint press conference with the Turkish and Maltese officials that the tripartite meeting aimed at boosting cooperation among the three countries in fighting illegal immigration, organized crime, fighting terrorism, and improving security capabilities.

The Libyan Interior Minister added that Libya’s stability is an essential part of the cooperation between the GNA and Turkey for a united Libya.

“We’re looking forward to holding dialogue with all our Libyan brothers but we reject at the same time the military coup project.” Bashagha remarked, saying Haftar had launched a military operation aimed at destroying Libya and killing Libyans as well as destabilizing the entire region.

“The countries that supported Haftar and his militias with weapons and fighter aircraft are also responsible for the destruction in the country.” He explained, urging those countries to stop supporting the losing coup project, saying the GNA is open to cooperate with parties in stabilizing Libya and get its economy up and running.

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