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Turkey confirms agreements with Libya will remain intact

The Turkish President’s advisor, Yasin Aktay, has confirmed that the new Libyan executive authority, headed by Prime Minister, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, supports Turkey’s role in Libya, reiterating that all of the Libyan-Turkish agreements signed by the Government of National Accord (GNA) under Fayez Al-Sarraj will remain intact.

Aktay told the Russian news agency, Sputnik, that Turkey’s presence in Libya was requested by the Libyan people and the GNA, adding that the new unified executive authority “doesn’t oppose the Turkish presence in the country”.

President Erdogan’s advisor said Turkey “welcomes the selection of the new executive authority in Libya and looks at as a positive step for Libyans towards stability and national dialogue among all parties”.

Aktay further remarked that Turkey would love to see the new executive authority’s formation, which represents east, west, and south regions, reflected positively on reconciliation and stability in the country.

“Libyans see eye to eye with Turkey’s vision for the solution in their country: namely; the need for political unity under Libyan leadership.” Aktay indicated.

He also warned of undermining the political process in Libya or some parties’ attempts to hinder the peaceful solution in order to control the scene and take away Libyans’ rights for freedom and democracy.

On Saturday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called both Dbeibah and the Head of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, congratulating them on the new executive authority and hoping that Libya moves forward to the bigger democratic privilege of general elections in December.

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