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On July 23, 2020, Libya and Qatar agreed to boost bilateral cooperation, according to the communications office of the Libyan prime minister.

The Head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, met with the Qatari Foreign Minister, Muhammad al-Thani, in Istanbul, and the Ambassador of Qatar to Libya, Muhammad bin Nasser al-Thani.

During the meeting, the two sides stressed the political solution to the Libyan crisis in accordance with the Suheyrat Agreement, UN resolutions, and the Berlin conference.

The Suheyrat, Morocco deal in 2015 was signed to allow the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) to manage the transition process in Libya.

The Berlin conference in January began a political process for a permanent cease-fire in Libya and support the UN-facilitated political process.

In a separate context, the two sides agreed to activate cooperation relations in various fields.


The new government was founded in 2015 under an UN-led agreement, but efforts for a long-term political settlement failed due to a military offensive by forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar.

The UN recognizes the government headed by al-Sarraj as the country’s legitimate authority, as Tripoli has battled Haftar’s forces since April 2019 in a conflict that has taken more than 1,000 lives.

Turkey continues to support the internationally recognized government but Haftar has been backed by Russia, France, Egypt, and the UAE.


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