Tripoli, 20 May:
The eastern town of Tobruk, near the Egyptian border is being feted with offers of help.
On Friday, Tobruk local . . .[restrict]council discussed development and reconstruction work with the Turkish delegation that has been visiting Libya. The delegation included several major Turkish construction companies and consultancies.
According to the Libyan news agency WAL, the Turks expressed their willingness to contribute to the reconstruction and development of the town and to provide assistance and technical services.
The Turkish delegation made a tour of some strategic sites in the town, including road checkpoints, the port and airport, in order to determine the exact needs in terms of construction, development and expansion.
The day before, Thursday, a UN delegation was in town. In its meeting with civil society institutions, discussions focussed on the role of such organisations in helping build up the state and its institutions and, in particular, their role in the current election process. The UN is looking to the organisations to help ensure that elections conform to the required standards of transparency and integrity, and is offering help and advice to ensure that is the case.