Turkish economy minister inaugurates Libyan school
TRIPOLI - Anatolia News Agency
Libyan Economy Minister Al Kochli hugs his Turkish counterpart Çağlayan (L). AA photoTurkish Economy Minister Zafer Cağlayan inaugurated a school yesterday, which was repaired pro bono by a private Turkish construction company in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
“The heart that beats in Tripoli is the same in Istanbul and Ankara. We are here today in brother Libya to inaugurate public facilities that have been repaired and are still under construction,” Çağlayan said at the opening ceremony of the school, which marked the symbolic inauguration of eight other public buildings in Tripoli that had been damaged during the rebellion against ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Turkey had stood side-by-side with Libya since the revolution, said Çağlayan, adding that Turkey was the first country to open its embassy in Libya.
Çağlayan was in Libya for talks with Libyan authorities accompanied by the Turkish Construction Employers’ Union (İNTES).
Also speaking at the ceremony, Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagour said the Turkish and Libyan people shared a joint history and that his country was grateful to the Turkish government under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Libyan Economy Minister Ahmed Al Kochli Libya was loyal to agreements signed with Turkish companies, adding that his country expected more Turkish investments.