Gargash on the Egypt-Greece agreement: Victory over the law of the jungle … and Turkey: We will preserve our legitimate rights


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Friday that the maritime border demarcation agreement signed by Egypt and Greece is a “victory over the law of the jungle”, while Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu described the agreement as “invalid.”

Gargash said, in a tweet on his Twitter account, that “the signing of the maritime border demarcation agreement between Egypt and Greece is a victory for international law over the law of the jungle,” adding that “the international legal system is the solid foundation that manages relations between countries and preserves security and peace. Civilized nations are not allowed To legitimize political transgression at the expense of the foundations that govern international relations.

For his part, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoغلlu said Thursday that the agreement between Egypt and Greece is “invalid” and “violates the continental shelf of Turkey and Libya and their rights,” adding that Ankara “will continue to firmly safeguard the legal rights of Turkey and northern Turkish Cyprus.”

Cavusoglu considered that Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration were trying to “ignore Turkish rights in the region by concluding agreements with countries such as Egypt and Israel,” according to the official Turkish Radio and Television Corporation.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry also issued a statement saying that “there are no maritime borders between Greece and Egypt, and the so-called maritime authority delineation agreement signed between Egypt and Greece is void for Turkey,” despite Turkey and the Libyan government of reconciliation signing a similar agreement to demarcate the maritime borders as well.

At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Al-Wefaq government said, in a statement on the agreement between Egypt and Greece, that “no party would be allowed to violate our maritime rights,” but considered at the same time that “the memorandum of understanding signed with Turkey regarding the delineation of marine areas does not contradict International law of the seas and international conventions and charters. “


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