Turkey Libya Agreement Mfa

Another document by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri, addressed to President Sisi, reveals differences between Cairo and Athens on the appropriate principle of delimiting maritime borders. It clearly states that the Greek position will result in the loss of about 10,000 square kilometres of the Egyptian share, an area almost equivalent to that of a country like Lebanon. The Council also noted that the agreement does not nullify war crimes committed by Haftar militias in their attacks on Tripoli, the capital, and said that those responsible for mass graves in the city of Tarhuna should be brought to justice. Friday`s ceasefire, to be implemented across the country, said: “Until the new unity government takes office, all military training agreements in Libya will be suspended and training teams will leave the country.” The statement confirms earlier information on differences of opinion within the Egyptian institutions on the management of the Greek issue, since Egyptian experts support the maritime agreement between Ankara and Tripoli because it is in line with the interests of the Egyptian state, while the Presidency is in favour of continuing negotiations with Greece. Agreements on “security cooperation and military policy” and “limitation of maritime jurisdiction” have been signed between the two countries. as stated by the Foreign Affairs Council of 9 December 2019 and the conclusions of the European Council of 12 and 13 December 2019, this agreement poses a threat to the stability of the region, in addition to violating the sovereign rights of third countries and violating the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; The durable ceasefire agreement reached in Geneva between the rival Libyan parties will have no impact on military agreements with Turkey and cooperation with Ankara will continue, Libya`s defence minister said late on Sunday. On the basis of this agreement, Turkey would be able to send troops to assist Libya in launching joint maritime exploration activities and gaining a position of strength in decisions regarding pipelines crossing these sections of the seabed.

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