Hamouda: We Did Not Talk About Security Agreement Signed Between Sarraj and Turkey – Al Marsad

Mohamed Hamouda, the spokesperson of the interim Government of National Unity (GNU), said that the GNU agreements signed with Turkey were in the fields of energy, reconstruction and media, and to benefit from Turkish expertise in various other areas.

(Libya, 14 April 2021) – In a statement to Al-Jazeera on Tuesday, Hamouda explained that the meetings did not address the security agreement signed between Libya and Turkey. He also didn’t talk about expanding or freezing it.

The military agreement were signed between Erdogan and Fayez al-Sarraj and were not approved by the elected House of Representatives, which considered them null and void.

The GNU spokesperson said: “The visit of the GNU delegation comes within the first meeting of the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council on strengthening relations between the two countries, which also aims to raise the level of trade exchange between the two sides, and indicates the depth of the relationship between Libya and Turkey.”

Hamouda pointed out that the Prime Minister of the GNU mentioned solving the obstacles that prevent Turkish companies from returning to complete stalled and new projects.

He added that the GNU meeting resulted in the joint final statement, which provides for the return of flights, facilitating the procedures for granting visas and accommodation between the two parties, and taking appropriate measures to expedite the implementation of any agreement.