Libya and Turkey agree to investigate arms consignment seized in Tripoli
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and the head of Libya’s High Council of State discussed bilateral relations as reported by Anadolu Agency.
The Middle East Monitor reports that Cavusoglu met Khalid Al-Mishri in the Libyan capital of Tripoli to discuss ways to improve economic and commercial relations, Turkey’s top diplomat said in a tweet. Cavusoglu also shared the expectations of Turkish companies, it added.
According to Reuters “Libya and Turkey agreed on Saturday to open an urgent joint investigation into a consignment of arms which arrived from Turkey and was seized at a port near Tripoli this week, the UN-backed Libyan government said.
The government released the statement following talks in Tripoli between Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The statement quoted Cavusoglu as saying Ankara rejected such actions “which do not represent the policy or approach of the Turkish state.”