Turkey at the bedside of Libya for the guarantee of its unity and its next elections
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Denys Bédarride
Monday 14 February 2022 Last update on Monday, February 14, 2022 At 10:45 AM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met on February 7 in Istanbul with the President of the Libyan High Council of State, Khalid al Mishri.

How to guarantee the unity of the country?

“The President of the High Council of State Khalid al Mishri and I discussed ensuring unity in Libya and holding elections on a constitutional basis,” the Turkish foreign minister said on Twitter.

Last September, Khalid al-Mishri was re-elected president of the High Council of State for a fourth one-year term.

Libya was due to hold elections on December 24, but they were postponed due to disagreements between the country’s political rivals. As of now, no new date has been set.

The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, which concluded in Tunisia in November 2020, set the duration of the transitional executive power at 18 months, extending until June 2022, according to the United Nations mission in Libya.

In January, the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Aguila Saleh announced the start of receiving the names of candidates for the post of Prime Minister.

Libyans hope the upcoming elections will help end the years-long armed conflict in the oil-rich country.

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