Head of Libya’s Presidential Council Meets Greek Foreign Minister

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On Saturday, the President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Mnifi, received the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, at the Libyan Embassy in Athens.

In a statement, the Presidential Council’s Media Office said that the Greek Minister affirmed his country’s full support for Libya, and its readiness to enhance cooperation in areas of common interest.

The Minister also thanked Mnifi, for receiving him at the Libyan embassy in the Greek capital, Athens.

On his part, Mnifi appreciated Greece’s support for the political process in Libya, stressing the importance of enhancing joint cooperation between the two countries in various fields. He also praised the success of the talks he held during the last few days with many senior Greek officials.

The Libyan interim President’s visit to Athens this week is his first in the new post.

On Wednesday, Mnifi met with Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and President, Katerina Sakellaropoulou. The talks resulted in the agreement to immediately resume negotiations between Greece and Libya on the maritime issue.

Greece seeks to annul the Libyan-Turkish memorandum on maritime zones, which Athens considers illegal and in violation of the law.