By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 4 March 2015:
The Prime Minister, Abdullah Al-Thinni, has been told by his Jordanian counterpart, Abdullah Ensour, that Jordan will . . .[restrict]provide support for Libya.
Thinni arrived in the Jordanian capital earlier in the day as did a number of ministers and officials including the Foreign Minister, Mohamed Dairi, Justice Minister Al-Mabrouk Graira, acting Defence Minister Masoud Erhuma and the head of the Information Authority, Omar Gawairi.
One of the prime objectives of the visit is to secure Jordanian military support – equipment, technical facilities and further military training – in order to fight terrorism. Although there has been no announcement of any agreement, it is reported that a deal has been reached.
At an initial joint Libyan-Jordanian ministerial meeting at which ties in a number of fields were reviewed, Ensour stressed Jordan’s support for the Thinni government as the only legitimate one in the country, according to the Jordanian news agency Petra,
In his meeting with King Abdullah II, Thinni was then told that Jordan would support Libya in its efforts to bring about stability and security.
Later, according to Petra, the Jordanian Prime Minister told Thinni that the King had instructed him to “place Jordanian capabilities and expertise at the disposal of the Libyan brothers”.
The fight against terrorism was the most important one for both countries, Ensour said. Both were suffering from it. The two also had a duty to promote the true image of Islam, he said.
Among other requests for help from Jordan, Thinni also asked for support in judicial and legal training, the introduction of technology in the work of courts and in restructuring judicial administration.