The Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU) has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the government of Turkey in a ceremony in Turkey attended by Turkish and Libyan high-profile officials.
The signing was made after the arrival of a Turkish delegation that included the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Trade and Energy as well as other officials, who met with the Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush first and then with Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah.
After signing the two MoUs on oil investment and drilling as well as exploration operations between the two countries, Al-Mangoush said in a joint press conference with the Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, that the previously-signed maritime agreement with Turkey needs activation from the United Nations, adding that it wasn’t discussed on Monday with Ankara.
Cavusoglu, however, reiterated that the newly-signed MoUs are for the exploration operations of oil with Libya, adding that the maritime MoU with Libya is active now and the UN has been informed as it’s a Libya-Turkey matter.
On elections in Libya, Al-Mangoush reiterated that the GNU had agreed with Turkey on a plan for holding elections after reaching consensus on the constitutional basis, adding that the House of Representatives will be tasked with issuing a law for holding elections.