Turkish FM to Meet his Maltese Counterpart in Libya


The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced that FM Mevlut Cavusoglu is on an official visit to Libya this Thursday, in which he intends to meet with his Maltese counterpart, Evarist Bartolo, to discuss recent developments in their respective countries as well as Libya.

Earlier, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced the holding of talks between Moscow and Ankara regarding the Libyan crisis. The two seek to create conditions for a permanent ceasefire and for the formation of a joint working group to make progress in the political dialogue between Libyans.

Libya is suffering from an armed conflict that claimed the lives of thousands, following the fall of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The country is also witnessing a sharp division in state institutions between the east which is run by the Parliament and the Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and the western part of the country, which is run by the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord headed by Fayez Al-Sarraj.