Saleh: My visit to Ankara is very fruitful, to restore relations to highest level

Saleh: My visit to Ankara is very fruitful, to restore relations to highest level

August 04, 2022 - 18:01
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Written By: MohamedAhmed

Libyan Parliament Speaker Aqaila Saleh has praised his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Turkey, describing his meetings in Ankara as ‘very fruitful.’

In an interview with the Turkish newspaper Yeni Şafak, Saleh said that they need Ankara's support to preserve Libya's territorial integrity, adding that he conveyed to Erdogan, during their meeting, ‘a very clear’ picture of the Libyan scene.

‘He assured the Turkish president that preserving Libya's unity and territorial integrity is the most important thing, and that the Turkish president promised to make all necessary efforts for the stability and prosperity of Libya’,  Saleh told the newspaper.

Saleh stressed that he is working with the Turkish president to restore bilateral relations between the two countries to the highest level again, noting that Turkish companies play an important role in the reconstruction of the country.

Saleh pointed out that there are many Turkish companies in Libya and their contracts are still in progress, but most of them have not been able to complete their projects, recalling that the government must fulfill its duties with the Libyans, and that it must sit and talk with these companies and cooperate so that they can contribute to the reconstruction of Libya once again.

Referring to the continuation of talks with the Presidency of the High Council of State on the constitutional basis, Saleh said that when a final agreement is reached, it will be presented to the two councils, adding that after the formation of the electoral commission, all these actions will be put to a referendum and presented to the Libyan people.