TRIPOLI, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj on Monday discussed with Turkish and Qatari defense ministers on concerned issues, according to a statement issued by the prime minister's information office.
The prime minister met Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Qatari counterpart Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah and discussed the latest developments in Libya and the military mobilization near the city of Sirte and the Jufra district in central Libya.
"The talks also covered areas of military and security cooperation, programs for building the security and defense capabilities of forces of the Government of National Accord, and coordination mechanisms among the defense ministries of the three countries," the statement said.
Serraj's UN-backed government had been engaged in a deadly armed conflict against the eastern-based army for more than a year over control of the capital Tripoli, before his government recently took over all of western Libya.
After the eastern-based army withdrew from western Libya, the UN-backed government has been trying to take control of the city of Sirte and Jufra district in central Libya. Enditem