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Libya and Turkey sign health sector memorandum of understanding.. set provisions for debt repayment




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The head of Libya's Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended a signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between the Ministries of Health of the two countries on Friday.

The memorandum of understanding, according to a statement published by the Presidential Counci on Facebook, "supports Libya's health sector, provides appropriate treatment for patients and a mechanism for debt repayment accrued over the past years."

Al-Sarraj begana short visit to Istanbul on Friday to discuss several issues with Turkish President Erdogan, stressing the importance of the return of Turkish companies to help revive the economy and reconstruction in Libya.

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.

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.

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