Libyan Foreign Minister calls on Turkey to cooperate to end the presence of foreign forces in the country

Libya’s Foreign Minister Najla Al-Manqoush called on Turkey to cooperate in ending the presence of foreign troops in the country.

At a joint press conference, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said: “At the request of the Libyan government, there was military cooperation with Libya at that time.” He added: “Someone is trying to move Turkey into Libya. The troops are equivalent to illegal forces ”.

He affirmed Turkey’s support for “the Libyan government to comply with the demands of the Libyan people” and noted that “consultations are being held on the return of Turkish companies to Libya.”

On Monday, Çavuşolu will hold consultations with the head of the Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dababa, in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, to discuss the entry into force of the memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries in the next period. The local media.

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Turkish Chief of Staff Yasar Guler and intelligence director also arrived in the capital, Tripoli.

The president is the chief of staff appointed by the commander of the Tripoli Military Region, Abdel Basset Marwan, Faiz Al-Sarraj Muhammad Al-Haddad, and the former presidential palace appointed commander of the Western Region Osama Jouili ​​Council, Faiz Al-Sarraj (Faiz Al-Sarraj).

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said that a Turkish delegation that included the Foreign Minister, Defense Minister, Chief of Staff and Chief of Intelligence arrived in Tripoli today.

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry added: “The delegation will discuss bilateral relations and regional affairs with Libya.”

The visit is after the visit. Dabaiba brought him to Ankara last month.There he met with the President of Turkey.

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Profiles of mercenaries and foreign fighters

Libyan diplomatic sources reported by local media said that Turkey’s foreign minister’s visit will discuss some bilateral documents between Libya and Turkey, especially the military presence in cities in the western region, documents of the country’s mercenaries and files of foreign fighters.

Libyan sources stated that the Government of National Unity has insisted on the demobilization of all mercenaries and foreign fighters who have been transferred to the country since November 2019, and explained that it attaches great importance to the unification of Libyan military installations, but the files mercenaries hinder these efforts.

The source noted that Turkey’s Foreign Minister visited Tripoli two days before the Turkey-Egypt meeting in Cairo to discuss the consensus between the two countries, and noted that there was a joint coordination between Cairo and Tripoli to expel mercenaries and foreign fighters. Libya.

Dabaiba visited Ankara last month and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the announcement. Its commitment to the controversial maritime border delimitation treaty Signed in 2019.

They said in a joint statement: “We call for a regional meeting to safeguard the rights of all Eastern Mediterranean countries.”

Erdogan also revealed in a joint press conference with Dabaiba that all the agreements with Libya have been launched and five new agreements have been signed between the two countries.

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