The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah and the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) Al-Siddiq Al-Kabir arrived in Istanbul on Saturday and met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to offer condolences following the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on February 06, the Government of National Unity (GNU) said in a statement.

Dbeibah said on Twitter he had met with Erdogan and discussed the support of Libya to Turkey and its people after the earthquake and was informed of the latest developments of the response and relief work in the areas of the earthquake.

The GNU said Erdogan had hailed the support of the Libyan people at this difficult time and thanked Libyans for sending rescuing teams to the quake-hit region.

Libya donated 50 million dollars to Turkey as a first allocation to rebuild the destructed areas. The donation was announced by the Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush when she visited the quake-hit areas earlier this week.