Libya’s Unity Government and Turkey sign two MoUs in oil drilling and investment

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.


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