Erdoğan, Trump agree to work more closely for stability in Libya: report

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (R) and U.S. President Donald Trump (L) speak to each other during the 2018 NATO Summit at NATO headquarters on July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. PHOTO: AFP

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and US President Donald Trump agreed in a phone call to work more closely in Libya to ensure lasting stability in the country, the Turkish presidency said on Tuesday.

Turkey supports the internationally recognized Government of National Accord in Libya, which is fighting against the eastern-based Libyan National Army, backed by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Russia. Ankara has previously said the United States needs to play a more active role in Libya.

Trump and Erdoğan also discussed bilateral ties and a trade target of $100 billion, the presidency said.

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