During his meeting with the Head of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yildiz confirmed Ankara’s readiness to contribute to the reconstruction of the areas affected by the devastating floods that swept the city of Derna and Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar last September.

Menfi and Yildiz met in Tripoli on Sunday in the presence of the Turkish Ambassador to Libya, Kanan Yilmaz, to discuss a number of political, bilateral and regional files.

Menfi's media office said that the meeting discussed developments in the political situation in Libya, and emphasized the need to reach a national consensus on the remaining outstanding issues. It also touched on aspects of cooperation between the two countries in various fields, including the resumption of Turkish Airlines' flights to Libya.

The media office added that the Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister assured Menfi of the depth of relations between Turkey and Libya, renewing Turkey’s support for the High Finance Committee as a model for unifying institutions in Libya.

Menfi also discussed with the Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister the painful aggression that Gaza is going through and the need to unite efforts to stop the aggression of the occupation forces, take steps to protect the Palestinian people, end the siege, and deliver humanitarian aid to the residents of the Gaza Strip.

The meeting comes before Yildiz heads to the city of Benghazi, where he is scheduled to discuss with officials in the city the repercussions of the flood disaster that struck Derna and the eastern region on September 10, according to a statement by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.