Turkish officials discuss developments in Libya with UNSMIL

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Turkish officials met with a delegation from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in the capital Ankara, the defense ministry said on Friday.

According to a written statement from the ministry, the meeting was held at the request of the Libyan Joint Military Commission 5 + 5 (JMC).

“During the meeting, the JMC 5 + 5 provided information on the action plan published in Geneva on October 8, 2021. Other measures to be taken for the establishment of peace, stability and security in Libya were also discussed, ”the statement added.

During the meeting, the historical ties and close relations between Turkey and Libya as well as the importance of contributions and continuous efforts for peace, welfare and stability in Libya were also underlined. .

Libya has been torn by civil war since the ousting of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Turkey has supported the government of the country recognized by the UN against the coup leader Khalifa Haftar.

Libya is expected to hold elections on December 24.

Turkey and Libya have seen their ties grow closer in recent years, especially after the signing of security and maritime border pacts in November 2019, as well as Turkey’s help to help the legitimate Libyan government push back the forces. putschists of General Khalifa Haftar.

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