Head of Libya Presidential Council and Turkish PM agree to review former signed contracts

Head of Libya Presidential Council and Turkish PM agree to review former signed contracts

December 13, 2017 - 21:20
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Libya will form a joint committee with Turkey to review the former signed contracts between the two countries, according to an agreement between the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, and the Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yıldırım.

The agreement came on the sidelines of the emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul on Wednesday.

The media office of Al-Sirraj said that he and Yıldırım talked about several cooperation opportunities between Libya and Turkey, besides the issues of mutual interests to both countries.

It added that both Al-Sirraj and the Turkish PM came to terms regarding the formation of committees that will follow up on getting the infrastructure and other kinds of projects done in Libya, in addition to finding solutions to other complex issues in the country.

Al-Sirraj and Yıldırım also talked about the abduction of the Turkish engineers in Ubari, with the former assuring the Turkish side that his government has taken a great deal of concern toward the "painful incident," saying the security forces in the city were deployed in search for them to bring them back unharmed.

"The issue is about to be solved, I assure you" Al-Sirraj was cited as telling Yıldırım, according to the media office.

"We hail the reopening of the Turkish embassy in Tripoli and the return of the firms to work in Libya. We hope that the abduction incident won't inhibit any upcoming cooperation in the power sector." Al-Sirraj added.

They also agreed to hold meeting for technicians and security apparatuses from Libya and Turkey in order to assess the conditions that can lead to the return of Turkish airliners' flights to Libya.

Al-Sirraj also praised the Turkish President's stance regarding the issue of Jerusalem, saying Turkey is a very important strategic and regional ally, "and we appreciate their support for accord in Libya," he remarked.