US State Department on Ankara-Tripoli “memorandum”: Libya’s interim government is not entitled to make new agreements

Libya’s interim government

In response to the agreements that Turkey's Foreign Minister, Mevlüt avuşolu, signed in Libya, the State Department has issued a new "slap" against Turkey.

According to the State Department, the Forum for Political Dialogue in Libya (LPDF) has obligated Libya's interim government not to sign any new contracts that would interfere with the nation's external relations or result in long-term liabilities.

A representative of the US State Department said in response to a query from Greek correspondents in Washington regarding the hydrocarbons memorandum signed by Ankara and Tripoli that all parties should refrain from taking any actions that run the risk of raising tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.

He continues, "We are aware of stories of the signature of a memorandum of agreement between the government of Turkey and the interim administration of Libya, but we have not yet seen the document.

We observe that the LPDF road map requires the interim Libyan government to refrain from considering new agreements that would jeopardise the stability of the Libyan state's external ties or place it under lengthy obligations.

For information on the conclusion of recent conversations, we will direct you to the governments of Turkey and Libya. We urge all parties to avoid taking any moves that would make the Eastern Mediterranean tenser.