The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, gave the green light to reopen the Turkish consulate general in Benghazi to begin implementing the technical and administrative procedures and start its work, according to his media office.
Dbeibah met in Tripoli on Monday with a Turkish delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yildiz and the Turkish ambassador to Libya, Kenan Yilmaz. They all discussed a number of joint local and international issues, and ways to enhance the level of economic cooperation between the two countries.
They also discussed a number of measures agreed upon during Dbeibah's visit to Turkey, “the most important of which is exempting citizens of the two countries from visas, and facilitating procedures of residence of Libyans in Turkey, including students, patients, and businessmen, and the resumption of Turkish Airlines' flights to Libya.” The media office said.
It added that the Prime Minister reviewed with the Turkish delegation the means of coordination in the Derna reconstruction file, noting that the Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister confirmed the readiness of his country’s companies to cooperate in this regard.
The Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister began a working visit to Libya on Saturday, when he met with the Head of the Presidential Council Mohammed Menfi, the Head of the High Council of State, Mohammed Takala, and others, including the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Al-Siddiq Al-Kabir.
Yildiz is scheduled to visit Benghazi, where he will discuss with officials there the repercussions of Storm Daniel disaster, according to a statement by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.