High-profile Turkish delegation arrives in Tripoli, meets GNA officials

High-profile Turkish delegation arrives in Tripoli, meets GNA officials

June 17, 2020 - 20:34
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

A high-ranking delegation from Turkey arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday, with the Foreign Minister Mavlut Cavusoglu as the head, accompanied by Finance Minister, Chief of Intelligence, Spokesman of Turkish Presidency and other officials and advisers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The delegation met with the Head of Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj, Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala and other high-ranking officials from the Government of National Accord.

The visit aimed at discussing the start of development projects in Libya in economy, security and military fields as well as in trade, education and infrastructure, such as building bridges and public as well as private residential sites, Turkish news agency said, adding that Ankara wants Libya to be strong in all fields.

The Turkish and Libyan officials reviewed the ongoing conflict and international efforts to reach a solution for the crisis, besides the return of Turkish firms to resume their projects in Libya, touching upon cooperation in infrastructure and oil sectors.

The meeting saw discussions about implementing the MoU between Turkey and GNA in military and security cooperation, which was signed last November. They specifically discussed cooperation in boosting Libya's defense and security capabilities by training programs, let alone reviewing cooperation methods of the MoU of the maritime boundaries' demarcation.