Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country is cooperating with Russia and other states concerned with the Libyan crisis to unite the country's military and security forces.

His comments came during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Ankara on Friday, where they reaffirmed their agreement on the importance of holding democratic and transparent elections in Libya.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Lavrov said that Russia and Turkey share a common approach to promoting peace in Libya.

"There have been several attempts by the European Union to reform the country and regional states, but the work is not advancing at the desired pace," Russia's top diplomat said.

Speaking to the TV channel Russia Today, Lavrov said that Moscow and Turkey are working together to achieve one goal, mainly uniting the Libyan forces and building a state on such a basis.

In previous statements, the Russian FM said that Libya is incapable of restoring its statehood, which creates "many problems" in Africa and the Sahara region.