President of the High Council of State (HCS) Khaled Al-Mishri has reiterated it is not within the competence of the Government of National Unity (GNU) to cancel or amend any previous legitimate agreements, as stipulated in Article 6, Paragraph 10 of the Road Map.
Al-Mishri confirmed in a press statement the HCS's respect for the agreement signed with Turkey, in both the security and maritime areas, as well as any previous agreements signed with other countries in any field.
"The existence of foreign forces on Libyan territory is totally and completely rejected, and it should not be the subject of any discussion or bidding, but everyone should be well aware of the difference between mercenaries and the presence of forces based on these concluded agreements," Al-Mishri said.
The HCS head expressed his respect for the road map issued by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), which brought the GNU, hoping that this new authority would respect and abide by the LPDF road map.
Al-Mishri’s remarks came in response to the Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush's statements, in which she revealed that the GNU is in talks with Turkey to get its forces off Libyan soil.
Al-Mangoush said during a hearing of the Italian Chamber of Deputies’ foreign affairs committee in Rome, Friday, that Ankara demonstrated readiness to cooperate on this issue, stressing that the GNU is determined to get all foreign forces off Libyan soil.