Tripoli.. Al-Mashri and the Turkish ambassador discuss relations

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The head of the Libyan High Council of State, Khaled Al-Mashri, and the Turkish ambassador to Libya, Kenan Yilmaz, discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries.

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This came during a meeting between them at the council’s headquarters in Tripoli on Sunday, according to a statement by the media office of the Supreme Council of State.

The statement added that Al-Mishri explained to the Turkish ambassador the council’s position on the current political impasse, and its vision to get out of it by organizing elections on sound constitutional and legal bases that would renew the country’s political legitimacy and end the transitional stages.

As a result of differences between the official Libyan institutions regarding the electoral laws and the role of the judiciary in the electoral process, it was not possible to hold elections last December 24 within a plan sponsored by the United Nations.

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So far, no date has been set for legislative and presidential elections, which the Libyans hope will contribute to ending the armed conflict that has plagued their oil-rich country for years.

Libya and Turkey have distinguished political, economic and historical relations, as the two countries combine cooperation agreements in various economic, political, security and other fields.