Libya's Foreign Ministry, EU review MoUs signed with Turkey
The Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala made a phone call with the ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Libya Alan Bugeja and talked about the newly signed MoUs with Turkey.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Sayala stressed that Libya is dealing with all countries for joint interests as per the international law, adding that they also went over the latest developments of the fighting in Tripoli and ways to reach a ceasefire.
Libya's Head of Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed in Istanbul last Wednesday two MoUs in security and maritime cooperation.
EU countries like Greece and Cyprus and regional ones like Egypt have voiced rejection to the MoUs as the Greek Foreign Minister summoned the Libyan ambassador last Friday to denounce the agreement between Turkey and Libya, asking for the details of the MoUs to be presented to his office by December 05 or the he will be expelled.
Greek Foreign Minister arrived Sunday in Cairo to discuss with the Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry the MoUs signed by Libya and Turkey and their repercussions on the eastern Mediterranean region, knowing that both of them along with the Foreign Minister of Cyprus agreed that the MoUs are void.
Erdogan reiterated on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency, that his country won't pull out ships from the eastern Mediterranean region and the agreement with Libya will be implemented in full.