Libyan Defense Minister makes first formal overseas visit to meet Turkish counterpart

Libyan Defense Minister makes first formal overseas visit to meet Turkish counterpart

September 01, 2020 - 20:25
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The newly-appointed Defense Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Salah Al-Namroush discussed, on his first formal visit outside Libya as a Minister, with the Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar strengthening cooperation in training and development.

Al-Namroush and Akar reiterated Tuesday the need to continue training in military fields as well as in security and consultation activities.

Turkish media reported that Akar stressed support for Libya's unity, integrity and sovereignty, saying Libyans are the only ones who would achieve stability in their country.

Salah Al-Namroush was appointed Sunday as a Defense Minister of the GNA by the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj. He was a deputy minister of defense before the appointment. Al-Sarraj also appointed Mohammed Al-Haddad as a new Chief of Staff of the Libyan Army after promoting his military rank.