Greece Italy Agreement Eez
“The European Union, the United States and Russia, as well as many regional actors such as Egypt and Israel, have denounced the agreement between Turkey and Libya and called on Ankara to establish a more conciliatory delimitation with Greece of its waters in the area of sovereignty,” said John Psaropoulos of Al Jazeera, referring to Athens. Then, delimiting agreements with Egypt and Cyprus could follow the EEZ delimitation agreements The Greek-Italian agreement comes months after an agreement on maritime borders between Turkey and the internationally recognized Libyan government led by Fayez al-Sarraj. The agreement has angered Greece, which says it is violating its own sovereign rights. About seven months after Turkey reached a similar agreement with Libya`s internationally recognized government on the southern side of the Mediterranean, Tuesday`s agreement delimits the exclusive economic zone – the maritime zone where a nation has the right to explore energy and exploit marine resources – between Greece and Italy in the Ionian Sea. Earlier, Dendias had stated that the agreement confirmed a 1977 continental agreement with Rome “and the right of islands to maritime zones.” The agreement signed in Athens on Tuesday calls for a subject that has been open for 40 years, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a statement. The agreement signed by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio during his visit to Athens, follows a long period of tension in the eastern Mediterranean, where Turkey signed a controversial agreement on the delimitation of maritime states with Libya and… Details of the agreement, which virtually extends a 1977 agreement between the two states on the Ionian Continental Shelf, were not immediately available. After the first confirmation of the information on the EEZ agreement with Italy, Peloni spoke of a “very important development which is very positive for the country”. Last November, Ankara signed a maritime border agreement with the Libyan government in Tripoli, which claimed significant maritime areas for Turkey. In a speech to Parliament on Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the two symbolic agreements reached this summer resolved long-standing issues relating to maritime borders between states and created “a new reality of peace and security” in the Mediterranean.
The agreement with Egypt will be ratified at Thursday`s plenary session. The Greek-Italian agreement was voted “for” by MEPs ND, SYRIZA and KINAL, while KKE, the Greek solution and Mera25 voted “against”. ATHENS, August 27 (Xinhua) — The Greek Parliament on Thursday ratified the Greek-Egyptian agreement on the delimitation of an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) between the two countries. “This is an important development, a historic day,” Dendias said, adding that the rights of Greek fishermen were guaranteed by the agreement. Another agreement on the delimitation of the exclusive economic zones of Greece and Italy was approved on Wednesday evening by a larger parliamentary majority. Athens and Rome are expected to sign an agreement on Tuesday to delineate an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) between Greece and Italy. The agreement was adopted by 178 MPs who voted in a roll call vote in a 300-member plenary session, The Greek national news agency AMNA reported. It should be noted that Egypt and the agreement with Cairo are considered more complex cases than with Italy, since there is also Turkey, Cyprus and Israel in the region. Dendias and Di Mayo will sign an agreement in the coming hours that will conclude a long and multi-year negotiations between Athens and Rome.