Libya’s Interior Minister visits Turkey to activate joint agreements, including security ones

Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha. [Photo: Libyan Express]
The Interior Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Fathi Bashagha visited Turkey on Monday and met with the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss bilateral relations and the current war on Tripoli led by “warlord Khalifa Haftar” as Bashagha repeatedly described him. 

The visit, according to sources from the Interior Ministry, aims at bringing to effect the agreements made by the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj and President Erdogan on the phone, which included activating the joint agreements between Libya and Turkey.

The joint agreements between the two countries include security and defense agreements.

Erdogan has spoken to Al-Sirraj on the phone and told him that Turkey will be doing all that is in its power to help prevent the conspiracy that is being plotted against legitimacy and stability in the country.

Erdogan added on Monday, according to a statement by the PC’s media office on Facebook, that Turkey and Libya will be activating joint agreements in all fields, while Al-Sirraj explained that the activation of security agreements will be the most needed and most urgent at this time.

This phone call was preceded by a statement by President Erdogan, who said on Sunday that there is a government legitimized by people’s approval and a dictator receiving support from some Arab countries and Europe, meaning to Khalifa Haftar, in Libya.

He made clear that Turkey will do all it can to prevent the Syrian scenario in Libya, seeing that there many Arab countries are in support of Haftar in his war on Tripoli, he added.

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