The HCS initiates oversight efforts regarding Derna floods, and Turkish delegation expresses readiness for more support

The Presidency Office of the High Council of State (HCS) convened a meeting on Monday at the Council’s headquarters in Tripoli. The meeting was held to discuss the challenging conditions that the cities of eastern Libya are currently experiencing due to the devastating effects of Storm Daniel.

The storm has caused significant damage, leading to floods and widespread devastation. The meeting was dedicated to monitoring the latest developments and exploring ways to provide support to the cities affected by this natural disaster.

A delegation, led by the President of the Council, Mohammed Takala, and comprising several members, was formed to visit the disaster-stricken areas and offer condolences to the families of the victims. In addition, a committee was established under the chairmanship of the Second Deputy in the Council, Omar Al-Obaidi, with members Hassan Asweihl Estaita and Khaled Saad Al-Nadouri, tasked with overseeing the relief measures implemented by the Government of National Unity (GNU) for those affected by this calamity. The committee is also responsible for managing procedures and arrangements to mitigate the impact of this disaster, contain its effects, and limit its aftermath.

In a related development, the President of the HCS, along with the Second Deputy hosted a Turkish delegation, on Tuesday, which included the Assistant Director General of the Middle East Department at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Hussein Barbaros Degla, and Assistant Director General of the Maritime Department at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Farid Orjon Basharan.

The Turkish delegation expressed their condolences on behalf of Turkey and its people for the victims of this environmental catastrophe. They also expressed their readiness to provide all necessary technical and logistical assistance. The delegation announced that they are studying the resumption of Turkish aviation operations at Mitiga, Misurata, and Benina airports in Libya.

The HCS President expressed his gratitude towards the Turkish delegation for their support and assistance, hoping that Turkey and other friendly nations would send additional rescue teams and technical support given the magnitude of this disaster.


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