Libya, Turkey review strengthening cooperation

A high-ranking delegation from Turkey visited Libya on Saturday upon the instructions of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of Monday’s NATO summit.

The delegation led by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, includes National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Chief of General Staff Yasar Guler, spy chief Hakan Fidan, communications director Fahrettin Altun and presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin.

The Turkish officials met the Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush, Interior Minister Khalid Mazen, Head of the Presidential Council Mohammed Menfi and Head of High Council of State Khalid Al-Mishri in Tripoli.

After the meetings, Cavusoglu said on Twitter that the Turkish delegation emphasized to President Al-Mishri Ankara’s commitment to the Libyan-led and Libyan-owned political process.

Cavusoglu said Turkey “will increase support to Libya in every field” and that the delegation “emphasized our support to national reconciliation efforts.”

In a separate tweet, he said, the delegation emphasized Turkey’s support to the Government of National Unity ahead of the Berlin II Conference in their meeting with Dbeibah.


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