A joint message that “all foreign forces and mercenaries must leave the territory of Libya” was made on Friday during the meeting between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and the Speaker of Libya’s House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh.
“What is needed – and you represent it in the clearest way – is to allow the Libyan people to express their overriding will in the elections. And in order for this to happen, all foreign forces and mercenaries must leave the territory of Libya,” Dendias underlined and assured that Greece will do everything it can to help in this direction.
Saleh made it clear that “the Presidential Council, whose term has expired, did not have the power to conclude any agreements or memoranda that have not been ratified by the House of Representatives.”
The House of Representatives rejected the ratification of such an agreement, declaring it invalid, he added.
In November 2019, Turkish attempted to make a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood Government of National Accords, which no longer exists, to steal Greek maritime space in the Mediterranean.
The maritime deal was rejected by Libya’s House of Representatives, the only elected body in the war torn country.
Regarding the importance of the Mediterranean as a safe route for trade, Saleh said that “the Greek and Libyan people can ensure peace.”
He stressed that “there is a huge difference between one who defends his homeland and the right to life and to anyone who wishes to impose his hegemony on another country and seize the property of that country.”