Libya-Turkey Investment and Development Conference held in Istanbul

24 February 2018 - 18:28

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24 February 2018 - 18:28

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Turkey and Libya should find a common ground to enhance their bilateral relations and to shape up their future plans, Turkish economy minister said Saturday, Yeni Şafak English reported.

Speaking at the Libya-Turkey Investment and Development Conference in Istanbul, Nihat Zeybekci said Libya was one of the first few overseas destinations for the Turkish construction sector, which is now ranked second in the world Yeni Şafak English added.

"Libya and Turkey are the two countries which complement each other and never had rivalry between them," Zeybekci said. 

Zeybekci noted the problems Turkish contractors had been facing in Libya for a while, such as non-payments for already completed projects or abandoned projects due to security issues.

"We are aware of all difficult circumstances in Libya and the victimization of Turkish contractors," he said. "We will discuss with the Libyan government on how to solve these problems and what can be done immediately." Yeni Şafak English indicated. 

"The Libyan government should determine its priorities about these issues and put them in an order, and then we will do whatever we can," he added, according to Yeni Şafak English. 

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