Greece to reopen embassy in Tripoli

Greece to reopen embassy in Tripoli

February 07, 2021 - 12:12
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The President-elect of the Presidential Council (PC), Mohammad Menfi, has received congratulations from Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis on his election by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) as Chairman of the PC in the new executive authority.

The Greek Prime Minister said his country is looking forward to reopening its embassy in Tripoli and a consulate in Benghazi, according to the national Libyan TV channel.

Mitsotakis also assured Menfi that Greece is ready to cooperate with the new government and work for the interests of the two countries.

Earlier; The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted that in light of the developments in Libya regarding the election of a new interim government, and by the decision of Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, the Greek Embassy in Tripoli will reopen.

It also said that in parallel, the necessary procedures will be undertaken to open a Consulate General in Benghazi.

Ironically, the President-elect of the PC, Mohammad Menfi, was the ambassador of Libya to Greece before the latter expelled him in December 2019 and gave him 72 hours to leave in protest against the Libyan-Turkish maritime agreement.