Press Statement

Sunday 19 January 2020
11:55 AM


Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Counselor Ahmed Hafez expressed on January 19, 2020, Egypt's affirmation of the rights and sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus over its resources in the Eastern Mediterranean region in accordance with international law and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, including areas where Cyprus has granted licenses for offshore oil and gas exploration. The Spokesperson also warned of the repercussions of any unilateral measures that violate Cypriot rights and threaten the security and stability of the Eastern Mediterranean region, stressing the necessity of commitment to the respect and implementation of the rules and provisions of international law.