Turkey has given Libya 30 police vehicles and 6,000 police uniforms as part of efforts to help train the country’s law . . .[restrict]enforcement officers.
Speaking at a ceremony on Wednesday in Tripoli, Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan, who was visiting Libya at the head of 160-strong business delegation, said 1,500 Libyan police would be trained in Turkey between March and July.
The training will not be limited solely to policemen but will also include training for Libya’s judges, prosecutors and employees at corrections facilities, he added.
“Aside from training and education, we have reached an understanding with Libya in many different areas,” said the Turkish minister. He also disclosed that the two countries had discussed cooperation on energy, transportation, communications, airlines and trade.
“Our only wish is that free Libya fulfills its development expectations on the social and economic front,” he said.
Caglayan later met with Mustapha Abdul Jalil, head of the National Transitional Council. They discussed issues of deepening the economic cooperation and treatment of the wounded in Turkey.
Caglayan was last in Libya in November when he met with Prime Minister Abderrahim al-Kib. At the time it was announced that nearly 400 wounded Libyan citizens were undergoing treatment at hospitals in Turkey. Caglayan also said on that occasion that the rebuilding of nearly 20 buildings in Libya would be made by Turkish contractor companies and that Turkish companies would repair a number of schools, police stations and health centers in Libya for free. [/restrict]