Libya: Prime Minister to visit Turkey on Monday

The interim Prime Minister of Libya under the transition government, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, alongside some ministers, will officially make their first visit to Turkey tomorrow, Monday 12 April 2021, to discuss the issues affecting both countries.

 

Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, the first officially recognized leader since the ousting of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, has reassured the international community that the coalition government will end the ongoing conflict and reduce the inflow of African migrants using Libya as their main route.

 

According to information that was made known to the public today, Sunday 11 April 2021, by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğa, the visit will end on Tuesday, and there will be a discussion about the Turkey-Libya High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council in Ankara.

President Erdogan will chair the meeting and talk about clearing the country from foreign fighters and end modern-day slavery, which is still being practiced by some criminal gangs operating within Libya.

Last month, Turkey-backed the calls made by Prime Minister Dbeibeh for foreign fighters to immediately leave Libya and some rebels to drop their guns and welcome the peace initiative to see an end to Libya’s chaos.

 

They will also review the maritime agreement signed in April 2019 between the Turkish government and Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), which gave Turkey the powers to deploy troops into Libya to fight against terrorist groups.

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