Head of Libya Central Bank (Tripoli) meets with Erdogan to discuss

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 30 Jun 2020, 12:45 AM
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Central Bank of Libya Governor Seddik Omar Al-Kabir met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday morning, according to a statement the meeting dealt with "topics of mutual interest between the two countries."

Al-Kabir's meeting with Erdogan came in the wake of a series of meetings held with financial officials from the Turkish side during his visit.

On Friday, Al-Kabir and his accompanying delegation met with his Turkish counterpart Murat Uysal. The meeting dealt with joint files "to serve the interests of both countries." He also met in Istanbul with the Turkish Minister of Finance and Treasury Barat Al-Bairaq.

In another context, a senior Turkish official expressed his country's readiness to start the rapid reconstruction of Libya, the return of Turkish companies and follow up the implementation of security and military MOU's.

According to Reuters, the Turkish official, requesting anonymity, said that they "also discussed the payments due to Turkish companies for previous energy and construction work in Libya." 

The official went on to say: "The destruction of many areas in the country needs to be resolved and infrastructure is urgently needed. Turkish companies are in a position to start such actions quickly."

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