Egypt, Greece and Cyprus urged the new interim executive authority in Libya to cancel the two memoranda of understanding concluded in November 2019 between the Libyan Government of National Accord headed by Fayez Al-Sarraj and Turkey.
The foreign ministers of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, Greece, Nikos Dendias, and Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, welcomed, in a joint statement issued after negotiations they conducted on Friday in Athens, the selection of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum to choose a unified transitional executive authority, describing this as “a major achievement in the political process and an important step in The way to ensure the organization of fair and inclusive elections on December 24, 2021, and then the agreement and the transitional government will end.
In this regard, the three ministers stressed the need for the effective implementation of the ceasefire agreement, respect for the United Nations ban on arms exports to Libya and the complete withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries from the country, in addition to the full implementation of the outcomes of the 5 + 5 Joint Military Committee meetings.
The statement continued: “As we strongly support a pure Libyan political solution to the crisis, we consider any foreign intervention unacceptable and that all agreements concluded in violation of international law are null and void, and we particularly call on the new Libyan government to consider the memoranda of understanding signed by Turkey and Fayez al-Sarraj in November 2019. Null. “
One of the two memoranda of understanding concluded between the Government of National Accord and Turkey in November 2019 concerns security and military cooperation between the two parties, while the second concerns the demarcation of the maritime borders between the two parties.
The two notes sparked protests in a number of countries in the region, and last August, Egypt and Greece concluded another memorandum of understanding on the demarcation of maritime borders, which Turkey, in turn, rejected.