Turkish Ambassador: My visit to Benghazi came at the invitation of its steering council
The Turkish ambassador to Libya, Kanaan Yilmaz, has said that his recent visit to Benghazi came at the invitation of the head of the municipality's steering council, Saqr Bujari.
In statements to the Anadolu Agency, the Turkish ambassador said that during the visit, he confirmed Turkey's desire to reopen its consulate in Benghazi and that Turkey views Libya as a unified country with no difference between one region and another.
Yilmaz said he held fruitful meetings with deputies and members of the municipality's steering council, where they discussed opportunities for cooperation in various fields such as education, culture, health, transportation, and twinning between cities.
He also met with representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture in Benghazi, besides entrepreneurs, and agreed on steps to enhance ties in the economy and trade fields.
"The Turkish businessmen confirmed their readiness to continue their unfinished projects in the eastern region and play a role in the reconstruction and development of Libya with new projects," Yilmaz said.
The Turkish ambassador visited Benghazi twice in just ten days, and from there, he held a press conference with the head of the city's steering council, Saqr Bujwari.