Libya, Turkey ink MoUs on security and maritime cooperation

Libya, Turkey ink MoUs on security and maritime cooperation

November 28, 2019 - 08:53
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Libya and Turkey signed on Wednesday two memorandums of understanding on security and maritime cooperation.

The signing ceremony came following talks between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chairman of the Presidential Council Fayez Sarraj in Istanbul.

Sarraj arrived at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul on the head of a delegation which included Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala, Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha, head of the Western Military Zone Osama Jouili, and Undersecretary of Defence Salah Namroush.

A statement issued by the Turkish Presidency said Erdogan discussed with Sarraj the unfolding situation in Libya and other regional issues in a meeting that lasted for more than two hours.

Erdogan reiterated his country’s support for the Government of National According to repel Haftar’s attack on Tripoli, confirming that there is no military solution to the Libyan conflict.

Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said the MoUs include training, exchange of expertise and promotion of security systems, in addition to the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala said the maritime MoU aims at protecting the legitimate rights of the two countries in their respective economic zones, noting that this MoU will contribute to the protection of Libyan sovereignty on the Mediterranean.