The head of Libya's Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, discussed on Friday the file of Turkish companies and the procedures for their return to Libya during talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. "The return of Turkish companies will help revive the economy and reconstruction in Libya," said Al-Sarraj.
According to a statement published by the Presidential Council Information Office on Facebook, that meeting took "an overview of the efforts of the National Reconciliation Government to achieve stability and meet its requirements, which included the launch of a program of economic reforms and another program to reform the security system through arrangements being implemented in phases beginning in the capital."
The talks were attended by Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammad Taher Siala, Libya's Central Governor Sadiq al-Kabir, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health Dr. Mohammad Haitham, Libya's ambassador to Turkey Abdul Razzaq Mukhtar and a number of senior Turkish state officials.
"The aspiration of the Libyan people is to build a democratic civilian state, through national reconciliation, the unification of sovereign institutions, and the holding of presidential and legislative elections," said Al-Sarraj.
The meeting also discussed ways of developing bilateral relations. The talks dealt in particular with the economic cooperation between the two countries and mechanisms for developing such cooperation.
For his part, Erdogan reiterated Turkey's readiness to contribute to the fields of investment, development and reconstruction programs in Libya and to provide what is required of them in this regard.