Al-Lafi to Erdogan’s Deputy in Istanbul: Libya is Committed to Bilateral Agreements with Turkey – Al Marsad

Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay met on Friday, with one of the vice-presidents of Libya’s Presidential Council, Abdullah al-Lafi, and his accompanying delegation, in Istanbul. Al-Lafi and his delegation are currently visiting Turkey in what seems to be an extended trip.

(LIBYA, 29 May 2021) – Fuat Oktay and al-Lafi’s meeting was held at the Dolmabahçe Palace, and they are reported to have discussed the issues that emanated from the high-level Turkish-Libyan Strategic Cooperation Council meeting last April in Turkey.

Regarding the elections to be held in Libya at the end of this year, Oktay affirmed during the meeting Turkey’s full support for a lasting peace in the country.

Al-Lafi expressed his thanks to the Turkish side in Istanbul, and also thanked Erdogan’s government in Ankara for its support to Libya, and affirmed Libya’s commitment to the agreements concluded between the two countries.

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The Presidential Council member, Abdullah al-Lafi, arrived in Turkey last week with his delegation, and was in Ankara first with the head of the State Council, Khaled al-Mishri, and former GNA Minister of Defence, Khaled al-Namroush, to take part in a symposium organised by the AKP-aligned think tank SETA.

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Al-Lafi then went on to issue a statement yesterday signed only by him, and assuming the title of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces for the Presidential Council, from Ankara and addressed to all the military authorities. The statement was aimed at condemning the military parade taking place today by the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Benghazi to mark the 7th anniversary of Dignity Operations against terrorism in Benghazi and Derna.

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