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Erdogan and Trump agree to maintain stability in Libya

Erdogan and Trump agreed to keep coordination for reaching a lasting peace and stability in war-torn Libya, as well as achieving the trade target.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his American counterpart Donald Trump agreed to maintain coordination for permanent stability in Libya and achieve the trade target of $100 billion.

(African Stand) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his United States counterpart Donald Trump agreed in a phone call Tuesday to work more closely in Libya to ensure lasting stability in the country, according to Turkey’s Communications Directorate.

Turkey supports the United Nations-backed legitimate government, the Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj in Tripoli.

Efforts for a long-term political settlement in the war-torn country failed due to a military offensive by putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar‘s forces, backed by Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and France.

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Ankara has previously said the U.S. needs to play a more active role in Libya.

Erdoğan and Trump also discussed bilateral ties and a trade target of $100 billion, the Directorate said in a statement.

The White House also confirmed the phone talk.

“President Trump and President Erdoğan discussed positive trade issues between the United States and Turkey and underscored our belief in the need for a negotiated settlement of regional issues,” said White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere on Twitter.

Hassan Juma

Written by Hassan Juma

Hassan Juma is an international reporter who graduated with a degree from The United States International University where he majored in Journalism and International Relations and he is currently working for African Stand as a senior reporter covering the Middle East, US, Asia, and Europe.

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