Libyan Prime minister-designate is favoring the maritime deal with Turkey

Libya’s Prime Minister-designate Abdulhamid Dbeibeh stated that the maritime deal with Turkey serves to the interests of the Libyan people.

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On Tuesday, the Libyan House of Representatives gathered in Sirte for the vote of confidence on the interim government headed by Prime Minister-designate. Dbeibeh attended the session to present the full list of his government to the parliamentary, while also presenting statements on various issues as well. Responding to a question regarding the maritime deal signed with Turkey, Dbeibeh stated that the Libyan-Turkish agreement in the eastern Mediterranean is to the Libyan people’s benefit. By virtue of the agreement, Libya has received a pleasant share of its natural gas right, he added.

The internationally recognized government of Libya and Turkey inked an agreement on security cooperation and demarcation of a maritime border on November 27, 2019.

Assembled to take a vote of confidence for Dbeibeh’s ministerial list, including 26 ministerial positions as well as six state ministers, the Libyan House of Representative postponed the session to tomorrow. On February 5, the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum charged a unified executive authority to prepare the country for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections, which are expected to be held on December 24.

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