Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that his country and Germany agreed on the need to withdraw mercenaries and foreign forces from Libya, stressing the need to respect the second agreement between Ankara and the Libyan government.
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He said that his country’s forces in Libya are there under an agreement with the former Libyan Government of National Accord, and they should not be confused with the foreign mercenaries stationed there.
He added that 2020 “was a difficult year in relations between Turkey and the European Union, but it seems that the current year will be better.”
For his part, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Ankara is an “important ally” within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), stressing that “there is an important partnership between Germany and Turkey, especially in Afghanistan.”
Maas stressed the outcomes of the Berlin conference, foremost of which is the exit of foreign forces from Libya, describing the political progress there as encouraging.
A German government spokesman said yesterday that Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the withdrawal of foreign forces from Libya would be an “important signal”, at a time when the two leaders pledged to support the new interim Libyan government.