Balkans | Libya condemns Greece for attempting a seismic survey south of Crete

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Balkans |  Libya condemns Greece for attempting a seismic survey south of Crete

The Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the agreement of the Athens administration with international companies to explore for oil and natural gas and exploration activities on the Libyan-Greek maritime borders in the Mediterranean Sea.

In a written statement from the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is indicated that Greece, “taking advantage of the crisis in the country,” agreed with international companies to conduct seismic surveys in the disputed areas with the aim of imposing its position on Libya. in the areas of maritime jurisdiction.

“The Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned, condemned and formally protested against Greece for its position on research activities in the south and southwest of Crete,” the statement said. Data included.

The statement affirmed that Libya will protect the areas of its maritime jurisdiction and sovereignty by all possible legal and diplomatic means, and said that this step was taken after the Athens administration determined the accuracy of reports related to research activities in the disputed areas.

It has been reported for some time that Greece is planning to expand its earthquake research area south of Crete.

Speaking to SKAI TV, Greek government spokesperson Yiannis Economou confirmed the news that the area of ​​seismic surveys conducted by ExxonMobil in the south of Crete will be expanded to the south, and claimed that this expansion was done within the original framework. plan.

He stated that the research will be conducted on board the ship named “SANCO SWIFT”.

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