In Tripoli, the capital of Libya, in a meeting held on Monday between the GNA Prime Minister Al-Sarraj, and Defence Ministers of Turkey and Qatar, an agreement was reached to increase support from military for the Libyan government. For this a 30% rise in salary has been agrees upon for the Syrian fighters sent by Turkey.
Defence Minister of Turkey, Hulusi Akar, and his counterpart in Qatar, Khaled Al-Attiyah arrived in Tripoli on Monday for a tripartite meeting. The defence ministers and their delegations were received by the PM of Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Sarraj, along with his Deputy, Ahmed Maiteeq, and Undersecretary of Defence Ministry Salah Al-Deen Al-Namroush.
The meeting held the discussions regarding cooperation in military and security arenas and development of programs to build up the security and defence capabilities of Tripoli-based GNA. Libya Review revealed through its sources that in the meeting GNA also requested strengthening of the military provided by Qatar and Turkey to the government’s security forces.
Under the tripartite agreement between PM Al-Sarraj and Defence Ministers Akar and Al-Attiyah, the military support provided will be increased. As per the request of Al-Naroush, the salaries of mercenary fighters will be increased by 30%.
The decision was reached amid social media unrest regarding payment lapse from Ankara to these fighters. The salary hike has been done to pacify the rising anger of Syrian mercenaries before matter goes out of control and turns into rebellion.