Head of Tobruk parliament says Libya-Turkey deal ‘invalid’

In Athens visit, chief of parliament in Libya’s east rejects accord signed by rival UN-recognised government in Tripoli.

Dec. 12, 2019

The chief of Libya‘s eastern-based parliament has expressed his disagreement with an accord between Tripoli and Ankara establishing maritime boundaries.

Aguila Saleh made the comments on Thursday during a visit to Greece, which has strongly condemned the agreement signed late last month between neighbouring Turkey and Libya’s internationally recognised government.

“We are here to stress that the deal is invalid. Those who signed it lack legality,” Saleh, who was invited for talks in Athens, said through a translator.

An ally of renegade General Khalifa Haftar, a rival of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Saleh said he would be in “close contact” with Greek officials to “neutralise” the agreement.

“We will resist anyone attempting to interfere in Libyan internal affairs,” he said.

Read more at https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/head-tobruk-parliament-libya-turkey-deal-invalid-191212173443964.html

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