Libya’s new caretaker Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeiba, has called Turkey a “brotherly state” and will rule the country until the upcoming elections in December 2021.
“We maintain great solidarity with the Turkish state and the Turkish people. Turkey is an ally, friend and brotherly state and has enormous potential to help the Libyans achieve their real goals.
“Turkey is considered a true partner in Libya,” he said, referring to Libya’s relationship with Turkey in an exclusive interview with the Turkish news agency Anadolu.
“Turkey was the only country to which Libyans could travel freely during the war, and it did not close its embassy in Tripoli. I believe that free movement will have a positive effect on economic cooperation between the peoples of Libya and Turkey.
“We hope to strengthen this cooperation and increase our trade to the highest level,” said the Libyan caretaker Prime Minister, when asked about trade relations between the two countries, adding that Turkey has proven to be not only in Libya but around the world. .
It is worth noting that Mohamed Menfi, who has served as Libya’s Ambassador to Athens, has been elected interim President of the Libyan Presidency Council. Menfi was deported from Greece in December 2019 in response to the signing of the Turkish-Libyan memorandum.