Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez confirmed that “the Turkish-Libyan memorandum opened new horizons for Ankara, to become a partial supplier for selling natural gas to the world through Libya.”
“States do not have the right to object to the agreement, as it was concluded between two sovereign states,” Donmes said in press statements on Wednesday.
The memorandum of understanding concluded by Turkey last October, with the Interim Unity Government, headed by Abdel Hamid Dbeibah, regarding gas and oil exploration, provoked several reactions from local and international parties.
Egypt and Greece announced their rejection of the memorandum, and their opposition to any activity in the disputed areas in the eastern Mediterranean.
The memorandum is based on the agreement signed by Ankara with the former Libyan Government of National Accord headed by Fayez al-Sarraj three years ago.
The European Union considered the agreement a violation of the United Nations Law of the Sea, and the sovereign rights of several countries, calling for avoiding any actions that threaten regional stability.