Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah has agreed with the Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yildiz on opening the Turkish consulate in Benghazi. The announcement came following a meeting between the two, which was also attended by the Turkish Ambassador to Libya, Kanen Yilmaz, and other government officials.
According to the Libyan government, the Turkish Consulate will begin implementing technical and administrative procedures, and subsequently begin its work. The move is expected to strengthen the relationship between Turkey and Libya.
During Dbeibah’s visit to Turkey, the two sides discussed a number of measures, including exempting citizens of the two countries from visas. The two sides also touched on the issue of facilitating residence procedures for Libyans in Turkey, including students, patients, and businessmen. Additionally, they discussed the return of Turkish Airlines to work in Libya and coordination in the reconstruction of Derna.