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Egypt says Turkish-Libyan deal would serve instability in region: report

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has warned that a deal signed between Turkey and Libya aimed at delineating marine zones between their two countries would deepen upheaval and obstruct efforts to restore stability to the strife-torn country, according to the Ekathimerini news website.

In a telephone call with United Nations envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame, Shoukry underlined the need to safeguard the political process, adding that UN-backed interim government head Fayez al-Sarraj does not have the mandate to sign such an agreement.

According to Egyptian news agency MENA, Shoukry stressed during the call on Tuesday that the agreement signed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and al-Sarraj would deepen existing divisions in Libya and disrupt the political process in the country.

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