UN registers Libya's maritime agreement with Turkey

UN registers Libya's maritime agreement with Turkey

October 03, 2020 - 19:36
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has registered the Turkey-Libya Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the delimitation of maritime jurisdiction areas in the Mediterranean.

The spokesman for the Libyan Foreign Ministry Mohammed Al-Giblawi said the MoU was registered by the UN officially and so did the Turkish Defense Ministry. 

The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeted a copy of the registration certificate of the UN, saying Turkey will continue to protect the rights of "our Umma" in the light of international laws.

The agreement “has been registered with the Secretariat, in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations,” said the certificate of registration dated on Wednesday.

“Every treaty and every international agreement entered into by any Member of the United Nations after the present Charter comes into force shall as soon as possible be registered with the Secretariat and published by it,” reads Article 102.

The MoU with Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) was signed on November 27, 2019 and passed by Turkey’s parliament on December 05. The MoU took effect on December 08 after the two countries published it in their respective official journals.