Greece watching Turkish plans for energy deal with Libya

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Turkey’s hopes to draw up a plan to exploit Libyan energy sources is being closely followed, Greek diplomatic sources said on Monday.

An official statement will be issued if there is such an agreement and information regarding its contents, they added.

The same sources stressed that respect for the agreement between Greece and Egypt for the delimitation of the maritime zones in 2020 was of absolutely vital importance.

In any case, Greece will defend its sovereignty and its sovereign rights in accordance with International Law and particularly the International Law of the Sea, they added.

The Greek Foreign Ministry is informing Greece's allies and partners, the same sources said.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, Trade Minister Mehmet Muş, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, and Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın are paying an official visit to Libya today.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met on Monday with French Ambassador Patrick Maisonnave at the Foreign Ministry in Athens.

The meeting focused on the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and in Libya, the Foreign Ministry posted on Twitter.

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