Egypt to Turkey: We will fight attempts seeking to undermine our sovereignty

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Cairo has responded to Turkish statements on looking for gas and Petrol in an economic area in the Mediterranean Sea subject to Egypt’s sovereignty.

Spokesperson for the Egyptian Foreign Ministery, Ahmed Abou Zaid, commented on the statements made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mouloud Jawish Oglu on Monday regarding Turkey’s failure to recognize the 2013 agreement between Egypt and Cyprus.

The agreement sought to demarcate the maritime border between the two countries to benefit from natural resources in the exclusive economic zone of the two countries in the eastern Mediterranean.

Abou Zaid said that no party can dispute the legality of the maritime border agreement between Egypt and Cyprus. The agreement was consistent with international law and has been deposited as an international convention in the United Nations.

Abou Zaid also warned that any attempts at undermining Egypt’s sovereign rights in that region, and are deemed rejected will be addressed.

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