Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah discussed on Wednesday with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan a number of political and economic files and aspects of cooperation between Libya and Turkey.

During his reception in Tripoli of the Turkish Foreign Minister and his accompanying delegation, Dbeibah hailed Turkey’s role in supporting stability in Libya and backing up international efforts to hold elections and end the transitional stages, while Fidan conveyed the greetings of Turkish President Erdogan to the Prime Minister and the Libyan people.

The Turkish Foreign Minister confirmed that his visit to Libya came within the framework of unifying efforts between the two countries and discussing a number of joint files as well as international issues, especially the aggression against Gaza, as well as developments in a number of regional countries with the aim of coordinating efforts between the two countries.

Fidan arrived in the capital, Tripoli, on Wednesday morning on his first visit to Libya in his capacity as Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was received by the Turkish Ambassador to Libya, Kenan Yilmaz, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Adel Jumua, and a number of officials at Mitiga Airport. 

On Tuesday, the Turkish Foreign Minister said in a joint press conference held with his Maltese counterpart in Valletta that Ankara had decided to reopen its consulate in Benghazi, eastern Libya, soon. Fidan stressed that Turkey did not want to see clashes between eastern and western Libya or in the south, according to what the Turkish Anadolu Agency reported.