On 3 February, Government of National Unity (GNU) Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Abdul Hameed Dabaiba participated in the second meeting of the Ministers of Defense of the countries of the Islamic Military Alliance for Combating Terrorism in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, alongside the Assistant Chief of Staff Salahudeen al-Namroush and the Minister of State of PM Affairs Adel Jumaa. Forty-two countries participated in the meeting, which was opened by Saudi Defense Minister and Prime Minister of the Council of Alliance Countries, Prince Khaled bin Salman. In his speech, Dabaiba emphasized the efforts of Libyans in the fight against terrorism, also calling for the immediate end of the war on Gaza and an end of the crimes against its people. The closing statement of the meeting emphasized the member states’ condemnation of Israel’s ‘massacre of civilians’ in Gaza.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Dabaiba met with Khaled bin Salman to discuss aspects of cooperation between the two countries in the field of military, training and counter-terrorism. Bin Salman stressed the need to intensify consultation between Saudi Arabia and Libya in the context of fighting terrorism, opening avenues of cooperation between the two countries in different areas of training, and continuing bilateral meetings between the two countries on all spheres.