Libya seeks Turkish cooperation to restore Ottoman-era documents
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation held an extensive meeting Monday to discuss activating Libyan-Turkish cooperation to restore Libyan documents during the Ottoman era in Libya.
The meeting included the departments of Antiquities and Land Registration, the Libyan Center for Archives and Historical Studies, and the Administration of the Old City of Tripoli.
The Undersecretary for International Cooperation and Organizations Affairs at the Foreign Ministry Omar Keti stressed the importance of strengthening and activating bilateral cooperation between Libya and Turkey in such an important field.
The participants reviewed some significant projects included in MoUs signed between Libyan institutions concerned with the archival and historical aspect during the Ottoman era and their counterparts in Turkey.
Ahmed Al-Deeb, Director of the International Cooperation Department at the Foreign Ministry, stressed the need to continue meetings with all authorities concerned. Others noted the importance of coordinating with the Turkish side to obtain the historical documents of Libyan interest.
Also joining the meeting was Khalifa Arhim, Director of the International Law and Treaties Department at the Foreign Ministry, Assistant Head of the Real Estate Registration Authority Khairy Shiha, Head of the Antiquities Department Muhammad Faraj, Mahmoud Al-Naas, Head of the Administration Committee of the Old City of Tripoli, and Ali Al-Hazel, Director of Research Department at the Libyan Center for Archives and Historical Studies.