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Libyan labor minister calls for return of Turkish companies


Al-Mahdi al-Amin, Minister of Labor and Rehabilitation at the Government of National Accord (GNA), called on Tuesday for the return of Turkish companies to complete their projects that have been suspended in Libya since 2011.

During a meeting between Amin and Turkish Ambassador to Libya Serhat Aksen at the headquarters of the ministry in Tripoli, the minister reviewed the possibility of establishing a Libyan-Turkish center to train young job seekers and the importance of enhancing the role of women in the labor market.

For his part, Aksen discussed the development of work in the field of electronic archiving and benefiting from the Turkish expertise in the fields of engineering, construction and renewable energy.

On another note, speaker of the House of Representatives Aguila Saleh announced the state of general mobilization in Libya last week on the backdrop of escalation against Turkey, after the General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA) issued orders to target Turkish sites in Libya.

The HoR called for boycotting Turkish goods and companies.

Earlier, Turkey threatened forces of the to become a “legitimate target” if their commander, Khalifa Haftar, does not immediately release six Turks detained in eastern Libya.

On July 5, Haftar’s forces stated they would attack Turkish targets because of the weapons, and allegedly military staff, that Ankara sends to militia allied to the Government of National Accord. However, spokesperson for the LNA Ahmed al-Mismari denied that they were holding any Turkish citizen.

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