The member of the Presidential Council (PC) Mohammed Al-Emmari said Friday that the international community should stop the “messing of Egyptians” with the Libyan soil.
Al-Emmari said on his Facebook that he refuses the Egyptian attempts to seize Libyan land, considering it a flagrant assault on the sovereignty of Libya via filing a lawsuit at the Egyptian courts claiming that Jaghbub oasis belongs to Egypt.
“Some Libyan nationals are involved with the Egyptians in claiming that the Libyan land in Jaghbub oasis belongs to Egypt, as the latter is using media propaganda and politically-oriented courts for its aim.” He added.
“Libyan media should deal with this serious threat with running cautionary coverage to scandalize those loyal to Egyptian authorities and win people’s support against this attempt to steal Libyan land.” Al-Emmari remarked.
High Council of State member Mousa Faraj told reporters that they are verifying the truth behind the news published by Egyptian newspapers about a lawsuit in Egyptian courts demanding Jaghbub be seized by Egypt, whose media said administrative judiciary adjourned court session to announce a verdict for Jaghbub’s case (whether a land in Libya or in Egypt).
Egyptian media has been talking about expanding Egypt to include some Libyan land, claiming they are part of Egypt amid the current political division in the country, saying eastern region’s residents prefer being part of Egypt to staying in a united Libyan state.