Libya’s GNA activates security MoU agreed with Turkey, says statement

File photo of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan with Libya’s UN-recognized Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in Istanbul, Turkey. (Reuters)

Libya’s Government of National Accord has agreed to activate the memorandum of understanding on security and military cooperation it agreed with Turkey last month, it said in a statement on Thursday.

The GNA, which met in the presence of military officials, gave no further details about the terms of the agreement or the assistance Ankara could provide to pro-GNA forces facing an offensive by east Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on December 10 that Ankara was ready to send troops to Libya to support the GNA after the deal agreed on November 27 in Istanbul with GNA head Fayez al-Sarraj.

“If Libya makes such a request from us, we can send our personnel there, especially after striking the military security agreement,” he said.

According to the United Nations, Turkey has already supplied military equipment to forces loyal to the GNA, including tanks and drones.
 

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