(LibyaNN)- The agreement on the partial demarcation of maritime boundaries between Greece and Egypt was posted on the website for the United Nation’s Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea on Thursday.
The deal, signed on August 6, 2020, designates an exclusive economic zone in the eastern Mediterranean, which gives the two countries rights over natural resources in the region.
Praise for Greece for their etiquette in Diplomacy, Greek sources told the Athens-Macedonia News Agency (AMNA) that the publishing of the deal by the UN, in combination with the delay in the posting of an accord signed between Turkey and the internationally recognized government of Libya in November 2019, is a “diplomatic success."
This is the first deal to be published on the delimitation of maritime zones between Greece and a neighboring country in four decades.
A similar agreement signed with Italy will be posted as soon as it enters into force.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Greece on September 28-30 with the objective of making it clear to Turkey that the United States will not allow that country’s plans to expand its influence in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean to come at the expense of Greece or Cyprus.
The message was underscored by a new permanent US naval deployment to Crete.