Turkey welcomes opening Libyan coastal road
Turkey has welcomed the official opening of the Misrata-Sirte coastal road on 30 July 2021, which has been closed for a long time, saying that the efforts of Presidential Council, Government of National Unity led by Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, UN Support Mission in Libya and the 5+5 Joint Military Commission resulted in a positive outcome.
"We hope that this step which will facilitate Libyans’ daily life will contribute to ensuring lasting stability, peace and prosperity in the country." The Turkish embassy in Tripoli said in a statement.
Turkey also wished that this development would have a positive impact on the unification of security institutions and armed forces under the umbrella of a legitimate civilian authority in the country.
"Turkey will continue to support the Libyan people and the Government of National Unity so that the ceasefire could be sustained, preparations of the upcoming elections could carry on and the political process could be advanced." The statement adds.
The 5+5 JMC opened the coastal road between east and west after a deadline given to Haftar's delegation that demanded opening the road from all sides by July's end.