ISTANBUL: President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan received the chairman of Libya's Presidential Council Mohammad Younes Menfi at the Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul today.

During the meeting, the sides reviewed the deep-rooted relations between their two countries and discussed steps to further develop cooperation and bilateral ties, as well as current regional and international developments.

A Libyan flag was raised at the entrance of the Vahdettin Mansion on the occasion. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin were also present at the meeting, which was attended by Libyan council member Abdullah Hussein Al-Lafi, as well as an accompanying delegation, from the North African nation.

It is pertinent to mention that it was the first official visit of the Libyan council members to Turkey after taking their post earlier this month.