Libya eastern parliament MPs meet Turkish President in Ankara

Erdogan meets with HoR members from Libya’s eastern region (Photo: Anadolu Agency)

A delegation from Libya’s Tobruk-based House of Representatives has visited Ankara and expressed their intention for close cooperation with Turkey.

The delegation met with officials from the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Parliament and the Turkish Contractors’ Association on Thursday. They were also received by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Lawmaker Ziyad Daghim told Anadolu Agency that one of the purposes of their visit was to counter some misperceptions against Turkey in Libya.

Referring to some allegations spread by local and regional media sources that Turkey supports armed groups in Libya, Daghim said: “We know that Turkey certainly does not help terror groups in Libya.”

Daghim said they decided to visit Turkey to “break this impression” being imposed on the Libyans, and thanked Libya’s Ankara Ambassador Abdurrazaq Mukhtar Ahmed Abdulgader for his efforts in this regard.

Daghim said that another purpose of their visit was to ensure Turkish businesses that their receivables from Libya were guaranteed.

“Turkish companies need have no fear or hesitation about their receivables in Libya. Their rights are reserved,” he said.

The Libyan politician added that their Ankara trip was in response to a visit from Turkey’s special representative for Libya and the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s Ankara deputy, Emrullah Isler who travelled to Libya a month ago.

 

(Source: Anadolu Agency)

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