Foreign Minister warns certain countries of encroachment on Libya's sovereignty

Foreign Minister warns certain countries of encroachment on Libya's sovereignty

December 03, 2019 - 20:35
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Libyan Foreign Minister, Mohamed Sayala

Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala made phone calls with Tunisian acting Foreign Minister and Algeria as well as Morocco's Foreign Ministers to inform them about the latest developments and the reactions to his government's recent MoUs with Turkey.

The media office of the Foreign Ministry said Sayala warned of the dangers of some parties' attempts to work against the legitimacy of Presidential Council's government, which is backed and brokered by the United Nations as per the Libyan Political Agreement signed in December 2015 in Morocco's Skhirat.

He also explained the MoUs signed with Turkey, saying they are meant to secure the national interests of Libya and helps neighboring countries without any encroachments on their sovereignty.

Sayala also said that Libya is keen on persevering bilateral relations with neighboring countries and will never partake in acts that endanger their national security.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has summoned the Speaker of House Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh to inform him of a that aims to withdraw the Arab, African and Islamic World recognition of the UN-backed Presidential Council, according to Libya Al-Ahrar TV Channel.

In a letter to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday, Saleh called for a resolution that withdraws recognition of the "Government of National Accord" and to recognize the HoR and its entities instead.

He also asked Guterres not to approve the Libyan-Turkish MoUs, saying the HoR doesn't endorse such deals.