On his second visit to Turkey since coming to power in November 2012, Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan urged closer cooperation between the two countries in the fields of energy and defence:
During a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, he said:
“Libya may increase the amount of oil it provides to Turkey and Turkish companies may start oil exploration in Libya ...
“We desire to have around 20,000 weapons from Turkey within our efforts to strengthen the Libyan military ...
“Libya is in need of helicopters, assault boats and other kinds of mechanisms for coastal security.”
Erdoğan said he is also planning a return visit to Libya after the Turkish local elections, which are due to be held on 30th March.
(Source: Anadolu Agency)