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The United Nations registers the Turkish-Libyan maritime agreement and Ankara pledges to protect its rights

The Libyan Government of National Accord announced that the Libyan-Turkish memorandum of understanding to demarcate the maritime borders has been registered with the United Nations, and Turkey has confirmed that it will continue to protect its rights within the framework of international law.

The spokesman for the Libyan National Accord Government, Mahmoud al-Qiblawi, said that the Libyan-Turkish Memorandum of Understanding for Security and Defense, according to which the maritime borders between the two countries were drawn after it was signed in late November, was officially registered in the United Nations register of treaties.

In Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed through a tweet on Twitter that the United Nations had registered the memorandum of understanding signed with Libya, adding, “We will continue firmly to protect the rights of our nation within the framework of international law.”

According to the registration certificate issued by the United Nations, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday approved the Memorandum of Understanding under Article 102 of the United Nations Charter.

On November 27, 2019, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed two memoranda of understanding with the head of the Libyan Government of National Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, the first relating to security and military cooperation, and the second identifying areas of maritime authority.

In another context, the Libyan Foreign Ministry said that its Minister, Mohamed Taher Siala, discussed with his Algerian counterpart Sabri Boukadoum, during a phone call, the developments of the Libyan crisis and coordination between the two countries to make the political process succeed in resolving the crisis.

The Italian ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Buccino, confirmed to the Libyan Foreign Minister, during a meeting between them in Tripoli, that his country stresses the need for a peaceful solution to the Libyan crisis, and is ready to support that.

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