A high-level Turkish delegation arrives in Libya for an official visit

Military cooperation, the Türkiye-Libya maritime deal, and Libyan elections are among the topics to be discussed during meetings.

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On Monday, a high-level Turkish team arrived in the capital of Libya for an official visit.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez, Trade Minister Mehmet Mus, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, and presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin traveled to Libya for discussions on a variety of topics.

The Turkish officials are expected to meet with their counterparts in addition to Mohamed al-Menfi, chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council; Abdullah al-Lafi and Musa al-Koni, deputy leaders of Libya’s Presidential Council; Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, leader of the Tripoli-based unity government; and Khalid al-Mishri, head of Libya’s High Council of State.

During the visit, the officials will address bilateral ties and collaboration in the context of 2019 agreements on security and military cooperation and the limits of maritime authority in the Mediterranean.

In addition, they will discuss the expediency of holding elections in Libya and the progress of legal infrastructure construction.

According to diplomatic sources, the unification of all essential institutions under a specific strategy to preserve peace in Libya and organize presidential and parliamentary elections as soon as feasible based on the national agreement would be a major priority.

After a bilateral meeting, Cavusoglu and his Libyan colleague Najla Mangoush will conduct a joint press conference.

The group is also anticipated to see the area designated by the Libyan government for developing the Tripoli Embassy facility in Tajura.

The Turkish delegation will return to Ankara in the evening following their meetings in Tripoli.

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