Qatar, Turkey Agree to Turn Misrata Port to Turkish port

Libya’s Government of the National Accord (GNA) inked a military deal on Monday with Qatar and Turkey to turn Misrata Port into a Turkish naval base in the Mediterranean Sea, sources told our reporters.

This came during a tripartite meeting among Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Qatari counterpart Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, and the GNA deputy defense minister in Tripoli.

According to the agreement, a tripartite military coordination center, located in Misrata, will be established there and Qatar will be in charge of setting up training centers for the GNA fighters.

Qatari and Turkish Defense Ministers with GNA Officials
Qatari and Turkish Defense Ministers with GNA Officials

Qatar also will send military advisors to Libya to train the GNA forces.

Moreover, the Qatari and Turkish defense ministers inspected the Turkish-military operations center at Mitiga airport.

Turkish Defense Minister Talks to Turkish Military Men in Libya
Turkish Defense Minister Talks to Turkish Military Men in Libya

A GNA official claimed that he agreed with the Turkish and Qatari sides that political resolution is the best way to resolve the Libyan crisis.

Arab Observer

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