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After dubious agreement, Egypt moves to rally rejection to Turkish provocations

The former Chairman of the Moral Affairs Apparatus at the Egyptian Army, General Samir Faraj, said Cairo is continuing to rally Arab and international rejections of the Turkish provocations in the region, the latest of which was the agreement with Libya’s Government of National Accord.

General Samir Faraj was reported by Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper as saying that the GNA-Turkish agreement threatens maritime security in the region and isn’t legally binding as the Libyan Parliament has rejected it and won’t endorse it.

Meanwhile, the assistant secretary of former Egyptian Foreign Minister, Hussein Haridi, said the dubious agreement between Turkey and GNA could lead to European sanctions being slapped on Ankara as a member of the EU is directly harmed by the agreement.

Hiridi stressed Egypt’s right to take the necessary measures of Turkey dared to start oil exploration and drilling in the Egyptian territorial waters, saying the UN conventions give Cairo the right to respond to any encroachments on its sovereignty.

The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, is expected to talk about the concerns of the region regarding the agreement at the Rome-hosted forum.

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