Saudi Arabia

The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah discussed defense cooperation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during a meeting by Dbeibah in his capacity as Minister of Defense, with the Saudi Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, according to a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

SPA also reported that the meeting reviewed bilateral relations, defense cooperation, and the latest regional and international developments.

A statement by the Government of National Unity said that the meeting reviewed "aspects of cooperation between the two countries in the military field, training and combating terrorism." It cited the Saudi Defense Minister as emphasizing the necessity of intensifying consultation between the two countries on the issue of combating terrorism.

Dbeibah participated in the activities of the second meeting of defense ministers of the IMCTC, with the participation of 42 countries, accompanied by Assistant Chief of General Staff Salah Al-Namroush, and the commander of the Counter-Terrorism Force, Mohammed Al-Zain.

He stressed the efforts of the Libyans in combating terrorism, praising in this regard “the epic heroism in the battles of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous,” and calling for the necessity of immediately stopping the war on Gaza, ending the crimes against its people, and ensuring that humanitarian and medical aids reaches Palestinians.

"What the occupying entity is doing is terrorism in its ugliest form, and its consequences will be heavy on global stability,” he said, according to Hakomitna media platform. 

The final statement of the IMCTC meeting reaffirmed the member states’ condemnation of the Israeli massacres against civilians in Gaza, and the necessity of unifying efforts in the coalition countries to combat terrorism of all kinds.