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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

GNA’s Al-Sarraj Meets Turkish Delegation To Discuss Latest Developments

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez
Al-Sarraj, held a meeting with a high level delegation from Turkey.

The Turkish delegates included Foreign
Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, and National
Intelligence Organization Chief Hakan Fidan.

During the meeting, they discussed current international efforts to solve the Libyan crisis and a number of cooperation possibilities in various fields.

The meeting also
discussed the return of Turkish companies to Tripoli. They also stressed the importance of further developing cooperation in areas of investment, such as infrastructure and oil
exploration.

In November, Turkey and Libya signed landmark pacts on military cooperation and the demarcation of maritime borders in the Mediterranean sea.

Turkish support has been critical to the GNA in turning back a 14-month campaign to capture Tripoli by the Libyan National Army (LNA).

Libya has been marred in chaos since the 2011 revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi.

It has been split since 2015 between rival administrations in Tripoli and the eastern city of
Benghazi.

The GNA and the LNA have recently returned to ceasefire talks. However, the United Nations,
which is brokering discussions, has warned of possible escalation due to the continuous flow of weapons and foreign fighters into the country, despite an arms embargo.

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