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Egypt denies Turkish cases over Mediterranean talks

Egypt denies Turkish cases over Mediterranean talks


President El-Sisi acclaims strength of Egyptian-Greek ties in telephone chats with PM Mitsotakis

The Egyptian side is adhering to its position dismissing the oceanic understanding endorsed between the Libyan Government of National Accord and Ankara

CAIRO: Egyptian strategic sources have denied gossipy tidbits that Cairo talked about the eastern Mediterranean issue with Turkey.

Egypt is focused on Cyprus and Greece being important for any dealings with Turkey, the sources added.

Cairo additionally has “no aims” of haggling with Turkey over the issue, they said.

Turkish cases that a goal is near being reached are bogus, the sources said.

“The Egyptian side is adhering to its position dismissing the sea arrangement endorsed between the Libyan Government of National Accord and Ankara,” they said.

“Egypt’s regard for the sea boundaries of the Mediterranean nations isn’t new and Turkey’s endeavors to guarantee that the two nations have arranged is wrong.”

The remarks follow claims by Turkey’s unfamiliar pastor, who said that Ankara would settle a concurrence with Egypt in accordance with the sea authority arrangement closed with Libya and enlisted with the UN.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi as of late examined by telephone regions of collaboration in the eastern Mediterranean with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Egyptian official representative Bassam Radi said that the two examined close respective relations, particularly collaboration in the field of energy and the eastern Mediterranean.

During the call, El-Sisi lauded the strength of Egyptian-Greek relations.

He referenced Egypt’s pride in helpful relations with Greece and positive advancements between the two nations over regular interests.

The cases by Turkey’s unfamiliar clergyman follow endeavors by Ankara to accumulate Egyptian help over its cases to parts of the eastern Mediterranean.

A year ago, the representative for the Turkish administration, Ibrahim Kalin, additionally communicated Ankara’s longing to reestablish relations with Egypt.

Turkish action has increased relations with adjoining nations — particularly Greece and Cyprus — as Ankara looks to control local waters that are probably going to contain critical amounts of petroleum gas.

While Egypt has outlined its lines with Greece, El-Sisi last October approved a concurrence with Greece on the assignment of a restrictive monetary zone between the two nations.

In 2019, Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Italy and the Palestinian domains held the EastMed Gas Forum, which did exclude Turkey.

Turkish gas investigation in marine regions asserted by Greece and Cyprus has likewise prompted a breakdown of relations between the nations.

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