The Turkish Defense Ministry said Tuesday it had started coast guard training for Libyan military personnel as part of the MoU between Ankara and Tripoli.

The Turkish Defense Ministry added in a statement that Ankara is continuing to organize training programs and courses for the Libyan military personnel as part of the agreements of cooperation with the Libyan Government of National Accord.

Meanwhile, Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar received on Monday the Libyan Chief of General Staff Mohammad Al-Haddad in Ankara, according to a Turkish Defense Ministry statement.

Akar underlined the importance of the two centuries' old bilateral relationship, saying Ankara will continue to support Libyans to live more comfortably, happier and more safely.

Exchanging views on the latest situation in Libya, Akar said Turkey supports a stable and sovereign Libya, and would carry on its efforts in this regard.

"In line with mutual agreements, Turkey will continue its activities of training, support and consultancy in the field of military and security." Akar added.

He congratulated Al-Haddad for his recent appointment during a meeting also attended by Turkey's Chief of General Staff Yasar Guler.