GNA, Turkey agree to expand economic and development cooperation

GNA, Turkey agree to expand economic and development cooperation

October 05, 2020 - 12:08
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Government of National Accord (GNA) has agreed with the Turkish government to expand cooperation during the next stage in various economic and development fields, a statement by the Presidential Council head media office said on Facebook.

The PC statement came following the meeting that took place, on Sunday, in Istanbul, between the PC Chair, Fayez Al-Sarraj, and Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the presence of senior officials from both sides.

The visit comes within the framework of consultation, coordination, and exchange of views between the two countries, the PC head media office explained.

The meeting reviewed the latest developments in Libya and the political solution to the ongoing crisis within the framework of the Berlin conference.

In this regard, Al-Sarraj emphasized, "While we are seeking to achieve peace on all of the Libyan soil, our forces will remain on stand by to face any potential danger, taking advantage of previous experiences." Issues relating to security, military, and combating terrorism were also discussed during the two-hour meeting which took place at the  "Wahid Al-Din Palace in Istanbul.

The two sides agreed to enhance cooperation in the field of building Libyan defense and security capabilities through training, rehabilitation, and equipping programs, in accordance with the memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries in November 2019.

On another front, the Libyan dialogue discussed the return of Turkish companies to complete the stalled projects in Libya, with priority given to companies specialized in vital sectors, foremost of which are electricity and health.