Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called on Libya’s new national unity government to terminate the 2019 maritime agreement signed with Turkey.
As the new Libyan government fell into a sweet diplomatic euphoria (as evidenced by the intense visits to Tripoli by foreign dignitaries), the need to find a balance between Turkey and Greece has gradually become one of his goals. The most severe foreign policy challenge. On Tuesday, April 6, the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (Kyriakos Mitsotakis) went to the capital of Libya, which demonstrated the difficulty of this task.
“Leave those who have tried to question our relationship in the past behind the scenes”, Mr. Mitsotakis initiated the meeting during a meeting with Libyan President Abdelhamid Dbeibah. Abdelhamid Dbeibah was appointed as the new “National Unity” in February. (GUN) The head of the coalition government. This is the first time since 2014, in Tripolitania (west) and Cyrenaica (east). ) The confrontation plunged the country into a civil war. Those requested by Mr. Mitsotakis “Stay behind” It’s Turks. Since Ankara has established a real sphere of influence in Tripoli through the “Battle of Tripoli” (April 2019 to June 2020), this task will certainly be difficult.
At the time, the military support provided by the Turks to support Faïez Sarraj’s “national reconciliation” government-in fact abandoned by the international community, even though the organization brought him to power in 2016-drove Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s offensive forces Leaving western Libya.
In exchange for important support for GAN, Mr. Sarraj must sign an agreement with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to delimit maritime borders, exacerbating the crisis in the eastern Mediterranean. The Greek government condemned an agreement, “Completely remove certain Greek islands from the map”, Especially Crete, Karpathos, Rhodes or Castrorizo. He meticulously planned a diplomatic response, especially after reaching an agreement with Israel and Cyprus to build the Ismail gas pipeline, he signed a diplomatic intent to transport the Ismail gas pipeline to Europe. In the summer of 2020, Ankara and Athens dispatched seismic survey ships,Oruç-Reis, Turkish warship in the disputed area between the two countries near Castro Lizo, Greece.
In the context of the new Libya, marked by the famous maritime agreement signed between Tripoli and Ankara, what will be the reconciliation efforts between the former warring parties? Logically, Athens called for termination.call “Correct and clear the mistakes made in the previous stage”, Tripoli asked by Mr. Mizotakis “Without legal value, cancel illegal documents proposed as agreements between countries.” He also recalled that Athens and Rome had recently signed an agreement to delimit their maritime borders, and asked Tripoli to follow the same path, agreeing “Since 2010, the resumption of discussions on this topic has ceased.”
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