Libya govt urges Turkish firms to resume projects

The government vowed to exert utmost effort to provide a safe atmosphere for Turkish companies in which to resume their work in Libya

Libya govt urges Turkish firms to resume projects

World Bulletin/News Desk

Libya's interim government has called on Turkish companies to resume their projects in the troubled North African country.

In a Wednesday statement, the government vowed to exert utmost effort to provide a safe atmosphere for Turkish companies in which to resume their work in Libya.

It called for opening a "new page" in relations with Turkey based on respect for elected institutions and helping restore security and stability in the country.

Last month, Turkey's special envoy, Emrullah Isler, visited Libya for talks with Libyan officials.

The interim government said Isler's visit reflected international support and recognition of the legislative and executive authorities in Libya, along with support for U.N.-sponsored national dialogue and reconciliation in the country.

Libya has been dogged by political instability since the 2011 ouster and death of strongman Muammar Gaddafi. Ever since, rival militias have frequently locked horns, bringing violence to Libya's main cities.

The sharp political divisions have yielded two rival seats of government, each of which has its own institutions.

Two assemblies currently vie for legislative authority: the recently-elected House of Representatives, which convenes in Tobruk; and the General National Congress, which – even though its mandate ended in August – continues to convene in capital Tripoli.

The two parliaments support two different governments respectively headquartered in the two cities.

Last Mod: 05 Kasım 2014, 16:06
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