Libya's UN mission responds to Egypt's protest against MoUs with Turkey

Libya's UN mission responds to Egypt's protest against MoUs with Turkey

December 21, 2019 - 19:02
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan mission at the United Nations has sent a letter to the President of the Security Council responding to the protest of the Egyptian government against the signing of MoUs in security and maritime cooperation between Libya and Turkey.

"The signing of the two MoUs didn’t violate the political agreement signed in Skhirat as such MoUs are usually made by the executive authorities and then approved by the Presidential Council. The Government of National Accord rejects intervention by any country in its internal affairs as it is free to make deals with any country of its choosing.” The letter reads.

The Libyan mission added that Egypt should have expressed its opposition the mechanisms allocated by the international law, saying that the Egyptian government is the one violating international laws by supporting Khalifa Haftar and providing his forces with weapons and military equipment.

The letter also rejected naming the Libyan Army under the command of the Presidential Council's government as “western militias”.

"The ongoing fighting in Tripoli is an aggression. It is caused by blatant interventions by some countries which had been providing Haftar’s forces with arms and receiving him on their lands." The letter adds, saying this goes against the resolutions of the Security Council as they prohibit dealing with the bodies parallel to the Presidential Council's government in Libya.