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08 April, 2020
 
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Mitsotakis: Turkey-Libya deal a ‘threat’ to states in the region

Mitsotakis described the memorandum signed between the two sides as “invalid"

Kathimerini Greece Newsroom

The agreement on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea signed between Turkey and Libya’s Tripoli-based government is in violation of international law and poses a threat to other states in the region, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said.

Speaking in Alexandroupoli, northern Greece, on the sidelines of the 4th Greece-Bulgaria High Level Cooperation Council, Mitsotakis described the memorandum signed between the two sides as “invalid,” adding that “it does not produce a legal effect” in maritime zone delineation.

“On the contrary, it is a threat to all neighboring states, it violates international law and it obviously undermines [efforts to reach] a solution in Libya,” he said.

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