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Libyan GNU govt refuses Egypt’s move on maritime borders’ demarcation

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a presidential decree on Sunday demarcating the country's western maritime borders with neighboring Libya.

Libya’s Government of National Unity (GNU) refused an Egyptian presidency decree unilaterally demarcating Egypt’s western maritime borders, the Libyan foreign ministry said in a statement on its Facebook account on Friday.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a presidential decree on Sunday demarcating the country’s western maritime borders with neighboring Libya.

The Egyptian unilateral move is a violation of Libyan rights, the statement said, urging the Cairo government to hold talks.

“Egyptian-Libyan maritime borders’ demarcation should be finalised through negotiations that respect principle of equality”, the statement said.

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