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Turkish President Erdogan receives Libyan premier in Istanbul

Erdogan also meets Iraqi foreign minister at Vahdettin Mansion

Sefa Mutlu   | 07.08.2021
Turkish President Erdogan receives Libyan premier in Istanbul

ISTANBUL

Turkey’' president on Saturday received the visiting prime minister of Libya.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Libya's Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh had a one-on-one closed-door meeting at the Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul that lasted for an hour-and-a-half.

The leaders later attended a meeting between the countries' delegations.

Participating the closed-door meeting were Turkey's Treasury and Finance Minister Lutfi Elvan, Trade Minister Mehmet Mus, Turkish Central Bank Governor Sahap Kavcioglu, and Principal Consultant to President Sefer Turan.

Turkey and the North African country have seen closer ties in recent years, especially after the signing of security and maritime boundary pacts in November 2019, along with Turkey's aid to help the legitimate Libyan government push back a putschist revolt.

Separately, Erdogan received Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein at the Vahdettin Mansion, Turkey’s Communications Directorate said.

The closed-door meeting lasted for around 40 minutes.

*Writing by Burak Dag, Dilan Pamuk and Seda Sevencan

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