The Libyan Foreign Minister, Najla Al-Mangoush, has announced the donation of 50 million US dollars to rebuilding areas that have been affected by the earthquake in Turkey, adding that this sum is the first installment to be followed by others.

Al-Mangoush spoke in a joint press conference with her Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Ankara, where she arrived Monday morning to offer condolences and solidarity to the government and people of Turkey.

The Libyan Foreign Minister explained that in addition to the Libyan team of rescuers that is currently in quake-stricken areas in Turkey, more teams will arrive in south Turkey for more support in the ongoing relief operations, not to mention the two flights packed with aids due to arrive soon in Turkey.

Meanwhile, the Turkish Foreign Minister hailed Libya’s support and the efforts of as well as field medical points set up by the Libyan rescuers in the areas affected by the earthquake.

The humanitarian move by the Libyan Government of National Unity was hailed with some reservations by the Libyan people who criticized the government for not doing the same with Syria, which was hit by the same scale of devastation following the 7.8 earthquake. Other Libyans said they could really use those millions to rebuild Libyan cities destructed by the different wars since 2011.