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Libya’s newly appointed Prime Minister, H.E. Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, has accepted an invitation by H.E. Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, to visit the country – a first since the formation of Libya’s new unity government. Dbeibeh will visit Turkey for two days with a delegation of 14 ministers, five deputy prime ministers, the chief of staff and other officials, and will co-chair the first meeting of the Turkey-Libya High Level Strategic Cooperation Council in Ankara.
Dbeibeh’s visit to Turkey will focus on cooperation discussions on energy and health, as well as the resumption in trade relations between the two nations. With the swearing in of the new unity government on March 15 this year, and the establishment of diplomatic relations with Turkey, the country is prioritizing the energy sector and economic revival backed by political stability.
“At the council meeting, to be held with the participation of relevant ministers, all aspects of Turkey-Libya relations, which have deeply-rooted, historic ties, will be discussed, steps that can be taken to further improve cooperation will be evaluated,” stated the Turkish Presidency.
The country is focusing on rebuilding regional ties, and the visit to Turkey is expected to not only support this objective, but will create new opportunities for Libyan and Turkish companies.