Libyan GNU government refuses Egypt's move on maritime borders' demarcation

CAIRO, Dec 16 (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting By Moaz Abd-Alaziz and Ahmed Tolba; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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