Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met today with the Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed al-Menfi.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed Greece’s support for the new Libya and its government. He underscored Greece’s readiness to assist and stand by Libya, both at a bilateral level and within the framework of the European Union and the United Nations, in its difficult endeavor to stage credible, inclusive elections and reach political normality, that will in turn lead to its reconstruction; always in the belief that issues that have lately tested the relationship between the two countries will be conclusively left behind.
The Prime Minister informed the Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council that Greece is reopening, as of today, its embassy in Tripoli, and it will soon proceed to open its Consulate General in Benghazi, once the last remaining matters have been settled. In this framework, it was pointed out that principally the reopening of the embassy in Tripoli and the re-establishment of the Consulate General in Benghazi will contribute significantly to the strengthening of the bilateral cooperation in all fields, first and foremost for economic and commercial transactions.
The talks were attended, on the Greek side, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias, Government Spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni, Ambassador Christodoulos Lazaris, special envoy of the Foreign Ministry for Libyan issues, Ambassador Eleni Sourani, Director of the Prime Minister’s Diplomatic Bureau and Ioannis Stamatekos, Chargé d’Affaires at the Greek Embassy in Tripoli.