Interior Minister Bashagha said on Monday that the triangular meeting that brought him with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Maltese Minister of Interior and National Security Beron Camilari will enhance existing cooperation between these countries, indicating that illegal immigration and security issues were the focus of their talks.
Bashagha affirmed that the meeting discussed all steps that would bring stability to the Mediterranean basin and support stability in Libya, which is the beginning of important steps, as he put it.
Bashagha said, during a separate meeting with Akar prior to the triangular meeting, that supporting Libyan security means supporting the security of the region, adding that Haftar’s “attacks” contribute to destabilizing security not only in Libya, but in the region as a whole, and the responsibility for this is not borne by Haftar alone, but also all Who supports him.
Turkish sources said that the meeting dealt with cooperation in the areas of regional defense and security, and contribute to achieving stability and peace in the region, according to Al Jazeera.
On his part, Akar said that support should be cut immediately from Haftar’s “the coup leader” who is destroying peace, security and territorial integrity of Libya, noting that providing stability and peace in Libya will not be important only to the region, but to the whole world.
On July 3, Turkish Defense Minister Khulusi Akar visited the Libyan capital, Tripoli, accompanied by the Turkish Chief of Staff, during which he met several officials, including the President of the Presidential Council, the Minister of Interior Bashagha, and the Chief of Staff.