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President Erdoğan receives Libyan premier in Istanbul

President Erdoğan receives Libyan premier in Istanbul

On Thursday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres registered a deal between Turkey and Libya on the delimitation of maritime jurisdiction areas in the Mediterranean.
05.10.2020 - 09:02

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in Istanbul on Sunday.


The closed-door meeting at Vahdettin Mansion, which began at 7.00 p.m. local time (1600 GMT), lasted nearly an hour. Later, the two sides' delegations also met for an hour and 30 minutes.

During the meeting, Erdoğan said Turkey would continue to stand in full solidarity with Libya and its sole legitimate representative, the Government of National Accord. Saying the UN's registration of a maritime agreement between Turkey and Libya is good news, Erdoğan stressed that Turkey will continue its support for Libya's stability and the welfare of the Libyan people.

The meeting was also attended on the Turkish side by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun and presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin.