A spokesman for Turkish President Ibrahim Kalin said, “The Turkish talks with Egypt next week may lead to renewed cooperation between the divergent regional powers and help in efforts to end the war in Libya.”
In a statement to Reuters, they said that the intelligence chiefs and foreign ministers of the two countries are in contact, and that a Turkish diplomatic mission will visit Egypt early next May.
He continued, “Turkey will discuss security in Libya, where a transitional government supported by the United Nations took power last month, along with Egypt and other countries.”
And he added: “Rapprochement with Egypt will certainly help the security situation in Libya because we are fully aware that Egypt has long borders with Libya and this may sometimes pose a security threat to Egypt.”
Commenting on the United Nations’ call for all foreign forces to leave the country, he indicated that Turkish army officers and allied Syrian fighters would remain.
“We have an agreement that is still in place with the Libyan government,” he said, referring to the 2019 agreement.