This was disclosed on Thursday August 6, 2020, by the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, at a joint press conference with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in Cairo.
According To Shoukry, the agreement will allow both countries to move forward in maximizing the utilization of the resources available in the exclusive economic zone, especially promising oil and gas reserves.
“The agreement with Egypt is within the framework of international law,” Dendias said.
Following the signing of this agreement, the non-existent Turkish-Libyan memorandum has ended up where it belonged from the beginning: in the trash can,” he added.
The NATO members are also at odds over a range of issues from overflights in the Aegean Sea to maritime zones in the eastern Mediterranean and ethnically divided Cyprus.
It said Ankara considers the agreement null and void, adding that the deal also violates Libya’s maritime rights.
Turkey is not a member of the forum, which also includes Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Italy and Jordan.
Source: MCR and News Agency