Libya's Grand Mufti sheik Sadeq Elgheryani on Wednesday hailed the MoU the Government of National Unity signed with Turkey to activate the maritime border deal struck between the two countries in 2019.

Libya and Turkey on Monday inked a series of economic and maritime agreements during a visit to Tripoli by a high-level Turkish delegation headed by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

The deal was lashed out by several regional and international parties.

"When Haftar shelled Tripoli with artillery, we found no one to stand with us except our brotherly country Turkey, sheik Elgheryani noted, underscoring that in bilateral agreements, the government should give priority to Turkey ahead of the UAE and France.

The Mufti indicated that only the Zionist and those working in line with their project denounced the agreement with Turkey.

"Why does America denounce the Libyan-Turkish agreement?" sheik Elgeryani asked, insisting that the US should be officially informed that Libya is an independent country and not one of the US states, so the Libyans are the ones to decide its fate.