Libya’s parliament Speaker in Turkey for rapprochement

Libya’s parliament Speaker in Turkey for rapprochement

Libyan Parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh travelled to Turkey Monday to seek rapprochement with Ankara to break the political deadlock in the oil-rich country which currently has two rival governments.

The head of the Turkish-Libyan Friendship Group, Ambassador Ahmed Yildiz received Saleh, Al Wasat news website reports.

Saleh will meet a number of senior Turkish officials during his stay in Ankara to seek agreement with Turkish authorities on the way forward in Libya.

The North African country currently has two rival administrations, namely a Government of National Stability led by former Ankara protégé and former interior minister Fathi Bashagha, and the Government of National Unity led by Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh.

Ankara currently backs Dbeibeh who was removed in February by the parliament at the expense of Bashagha.

Saleh, on July 20 told Al-Massar TV, that “politics are flexible and subject to development and change, there is no permanent rivalry,” and that “the interests of the Turks are linked to our interests.”

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