Fathi al-Majbari, a member of the Presidential Council from the international community, said that the Memorandums of Security and Maritime Cooperation signed by the President of the Presidential Council of the Internationally Supported Accord Government, Fayez al-Sarraj, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, are not the first time that the former has taken international decisions unilaterally. He had violated the decision-making mechanism when he concluded some kind of agreement with the Italian authorities, and objected to it at the time, and the case is still pending before the judiciary.
Majbari added, In a telephone interview to the newsroom program on Libya Channel, on Saturday, followed by the “Og”, that three things characterize the agreement between Serag with Erdogan; Secondly, the agreement would bring Libya into a regional conflict in which it has no interest because of polarizations between Turkey and the Mediterranean basin countries.
He stressed that Serraj Inaction in the Libyan national interest in favor of Turkey, which supports him to remain in his position, saying that he is not individually qualified to conclude any agreement, in accordance with the political agreement, which also obliges him to refer any agreement to parliament for adoption before it comes into force.
He pointed out that the third point lies in the objection of some regional countries to the Memorandum of Understanding, especially Egypt and Greece, which directly affect their national interest, as he put it, criticizing the silence of the UN mission for what he described as the “systematic breach of the political agreement” by Fayez Al-Sarraj and would deepen the crisis in Libya, calling on the mission to take a neutral position biased to the provisions of the political agreement sponsored.
He accused the UN mission of giving al-Sarraj legitimacy to continue violations of the political agreement, stressing that this position has continued in the mission since the era of Martin Kobler, the former UN envoy, explaining that the authority of Sarraj in the management of the Presidential Council only and has no sole competence away from the Council as a whole. Siraj’s support ignites the situation in Libya and the region in general.
On the demands of the UN envoy from several parties to move to withdraw international recognition from the Presidential Council, he explained that since last April, they addressed a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the League of Arab States to begin immediately to limit the authority of Sarraj and the palace only in the conduct of conditions until the Libyans agree again On a political framework to govern the country.
He added that the handover of Libya’s resources, political capabilities and representation to Fayez al-Sarraj ignited Libya, and is currently trying to ignite the entire region and enter it into a war that has no interest in it, stressing that Turkey has benefited strategically and very much from his agreement with Sarraj to support him to stay in office.
Fathi Pashaga, the interior minister of the internationally backed government of national accord, announced last Wednesday that Libya and Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding on security and maritime cooperation between the two countries in the presence of Erdogan and Sarraj, claiming that this memorandum concerns the fight against terrorism and illegal immigration and the exchange of information.
He received Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Presidential Council installed from the international community, Fayez Sarraj, Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul.
The Anatolia news agency, in a report, read by “Og”, that the meeting was away from the lenses of journalists, noting that it lasted for two hours and 15 minutes, without disclosing the content of the conversation between them.
The Greek Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish ambassador and condemned the agreement, noting that it could not violate the sovereignty of a third country, adding: “This action is a clear violation of the international law of the sea … It is not in line with the principle of good neighborliness governing between States.”
The Libyan parliament, on Thursday, described the agreement between the government of accord and the Turkish regime as a “high betrayal”, where the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Committee of the Parliament, in a statement, that “the Turkish regime is supportive of terrorist organizations and the agreement is a threat to the Libyan national security and Arab security and peace in the Mediterranean generally”.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry condemned the signing of Turkey’s memorandums of understanding with Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the Government of National Accord in Libya, for cooperation in the fields of security and maritime areas. usually the Convention is “without legal effect”.
It is noteworthy that the President of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord supported internationally, Fayez Sarraj, admitted receiving military support from Turkey during the battles in Tripoli, stressing that his government is in a state of defense of its legitimacy.
The confession comes complementary to the statements made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to the whole world, that his country sold weapons and military equipment to the Government of National Accord, in order to create a balance in the war against Hifter, he said.
On April 4, Khalifa Hifter announced the launch of an operation to “liberate” the capital Tripoli from “militias and armed groups”, in conjunction with the announcement of the UN envoy in Libya, the holding of the National All-Inclusive Forum, from 14 to 16 April. The past in Ghadames.
The Secretary-General of the Arab League called on all Libyan parties to exercise restraint and reduce the state of escalation field resulting from the recent military moves in the western regions of the country, and to commit to the political path as the only way to end the crisis in Libya, and return to the dialogue aimed at reaching a national settlement exclusively to get the country out of the crisis that live it.
Libya has been in a political and military crisis since 2011, where two parties are currently fighting for power: the Government of National Accord the Internationally supported, led by Faiz al-Sarraj, and the second, the interim government of eastern Libya, supported by the House of Representatives in Tobruk.