Libya and Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday in the fields of security training, oil and gas, and media. The government said this comes within the context of strengthening relations between the two countries.
The MoU, which caused much traditional and social media noise, was signed after caretaker and incumbent prime minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba received the high-level Turkish delegation headed by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, including the Ministers of Defence Hulusi Akar, Energy Fatih Donmez, and Trade Mehmet Muş, in addition to Chief of General Staff Yasar Guler, and Head of the Communication Department of the Turkish Presidency Fahrettin Altun and Senior Adviser to Turkish President Ibrahim Kalin.
An expanded meeting was held in the presence of Libyan Ministers of Foreign Affairs Najla Al-Mangoush, Oil and Gas Minister-designate Mohamed Hwej, Minister of State for Communication and Political Affairs Walid Al-Lafi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs and and the Prime Minister Adel Juma, Governor of the Central Bank of Libya Siddiq El-Kabir, and Chief of General Staff Mohamed Al-Haddad.
The launch of several important strategic projects?
The Libyan government reported that the meeting dealt with preparations for holding the Supreme Libyan-Turkish Strategic Council in Tripoli, and the Libyan-Turkish Partnership Forum, which, it stated, will represent ‘‘the launch of several important strategic projects’’.