Bilateral Relations

Turkish and Libyan officials discussed developments and the election process in Libya

by Daily Sabah

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and the head of the Libyan High Council of State Khalid al-Mishri met in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday. The two officials discussed the developments and the election process in Libya.

“Today we hosted Khalid al-Mishri, who was re-elected as President of High Council of State of Libya,” Çavuşoğlu said on Twitter.

He said they discussed “developments and the election process in Libya” in detail and Çavuşoğlu vowed to “continue our strong support to brotherly Libya and further develop our cooperation in every field.”

Libya’s High Council of State reelected al-Mishri as chairman for a fourth one-year term on Tuesday.

Al-Mishri won 73 out of 128 votes in the election in the capital, Tripoli, council’s spokesperson Mohamed Nasser told Anadolu Agency (AA).

Libya has recently witnessed positive developments following a breakthrough in which rival parties agreed Feb. 5 on a unified new executive authority to govern in the lead-up to Dec. 24 national elections.

Libyans hope the new authority will end years of civil war that has engulfed the country since the ouster and killing of strongman Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

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