Libya Interim Government to open an Embassy in Damascus to hinder the Ottoman rise
A delegation of Libyan Interim Government, based in Benghazi, flew to Damascus for an official visit. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad received on Monday Abdul Rahman Al-Ahirish, Deputy Prime Minister and Abdul-Hadi Al-Hawaij, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to discuss the latest developments in Libya and Syria, the battle of the two countries against terrorism and foreign interference, in particular the Turkish invasion.
Al-Assad and the east based Libyan Government delegation stressed that what is happening in Syria and Libya is the same and that the war against terrorism is not only a battle for the two countries, especially as it will determine the fate of the region in facing projects that some countries are trying to impose on them through its tools, especially the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime which continues to use terrorism to achieve political interests destabilizing the entire region. After years of engagement in the Syrian crisis, Libya suddenly rose to the top of Turkish priorities, since Erdogan for the first time unashamedly disclosed his country’s legitimate right to interfere in Tripoli, as part of the old Ottoman legacy, saying the end of October 2019: “Today’s Turks are in their geography with respect to ancestral legacy.”
Al-Assad and his Libyan counterparts discussed the activation of bilateral cooperation in all fields, starting with diplomatic representations between the two countries, to strengthen relations between Libyan and Syrian peoples in a way that is mutually beneficial to them and enhances the elements of their steadfastness in facing all that they are exposed to by Turkey and its allies. Erdogan so far continued his policies and interventionist statements in Libya. Despite the popular rejection in Libya, according to his claim, Erdogan still sending military forces, which includes Syrian rebels and members of internationally recognized terrorist organizations, on request of the Tripoli based Government of National Accord (GNA).