The Head of Libya’s Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, and his deputy Abdullah Al-Lafi, arrived in Istanbul on Friday to meet with Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The meeting between Erdogan and Mohammad Menfi at the Vahdettin Mansion lasted around two hours, according to Anadolu Agency.
This was the first official visit to Turkey by the members of the new Libyan Presidential Council after assuming office earlier this month.
The Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, and presidential spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, were also present at the meeting.
Menfi and Erdogan reviewed the “deep-rooted relations between Libya and Turkey and discussed steps to further develop cooperation and bilateral ties, as well as current regional and international developments.”
The media office of the Head of the Presidential Council said in a statement following the meeting that Menfi had reiterated commitment to milestones to be achieved during this interim period in Libya, referring to the holding of general elections by the end of 2021.