HoR’s Aqila Saleh and Foreign Minister of Malta discuss the danger of Turkish interference in Libya


During a phone call on Friday, the President of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), Aqila Saleh, discussed the latest developments in Libya and ways to end the crisis with the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Malta, Evarist Bartolo and its ambassador to Libya Charles Saliba.

The parties discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation and relations between the two countries.

The two discussed the damages caused by the Turkish intervention in Libya and its interference in the Mediterranean as well as their support for armed militias by providing them with weapons and bringing in mercenaries.

According to Parliament spokesman Abdullah Bailaq, the two sides confirmed their rejection of the failed agreement concluded by Turkey with the Government of National Accord (GNA) on security, military cooperation, and border demarcation.

They also confirmed their rejection of Turkey’s violation of Security Council resolutions and international laws and the decisions of the Berlin International Conference on Libya.

In December, Turkey signed with the GNA, which is an interim non-elected government that is recognised by the United Nations, two MoUs on defence, and gas drilling in the Mediterranean.

Since January, Turkey has been transporting Syrian mercenaries into the North African state and has sent military officers and experts to command the operations rooms of the militias affiliated to the GNA.