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Egyptian, Greek foreign ministers agree on "illegality" of Turkish maritime boundaries deal signed by Al-Sarraj




Alwasat - Cairo Mon 02 Dec 2019, 04:20 PM
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Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias agreed during a meeting in Cairo on Sunday on the illegality of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the prime ministers of Turkey and Libya, saying it violates the 2015 Skhirat political agreement.
 
The MoU was signed between Turkey and Libya Presidential Council leader Fayez Al-Sarraj on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea.
 
During the Cairo visit, Dendias and Shoukry discussed bilateral relations and developments in the region including those in the Eastern Mediterranean with relation to the Turkish-Libyan agreement.
 
“The ministers also discussed the negative impacts of the Turkish intervention in Libya and its effect on political settlement in the country,” the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement.
 
The Egyptian FM praised the current level of relations and cooperation between Cairo and Athens in various fields, referring to the positive results of the bilateral meeting held between the Egyptian president and Greek prime minister, as well as the trilateral summit between Egypt, Greece and Cyprus in Cairo in October 2019.
 
Greece had slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, describing him as the "main violator of international law in the region" over his recent statements on continued exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
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