Thursday, September 17, 2020

GNA: Al-Sarraj’s resignation will not affect security agreements with Turkey

Sept 17, 2020


The Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord affirmed that the intention of the Council Chairman, Fayez al-Sarraj, to resign at the end of next October will not affect relations with Turkey, especially the security and military agreements recently signed.

In press statement, the spokesman for the Government of National Accord said that relations with Turkey are strategic for both Tripoli and Ankara and that the Turkish government’s support for the Libyans will continue for the sake of the country’s stability and its return to peace and security. He added that the military agreements between the Turkish Ministry of Defense and the Government of National Accord are binding on both parties, and any new Libyan official in Tripoli will work to strengthen and develop them to serve the bilateral interests of both parties.

Fayez Al-Sarraj announced his “intention to hand over his duties to the next executive authority no later than next October,” adding in a recorded speech that he hopes that “the ongoing consultations will lead to the formation of a new executive authority that will pave the way for presidential and legislative elections.”

The Libyan Address Journal