Greece ratifies Mediterranean maritime border pact with Egypt

By: AFP      Published: 10:24 PM, 27 Aug, 2020
Greece ratifies Mediterranean maritime border pact with Egypt

Greece on Thursday ratified a maritime border pact with Egypt, which has angered Turkey at a time of heightened tensions between Ankara and Athens over a dispute in the eastern Mediterranean.

The agreement is seen as a response to a Turkish-Libyan accord signed in 2019 allowing Turkey access to areas in the eastern Mediterranean where large hydrocarbon deposits have been discovered.