Mitsotakis – Al Menfi meeting: The focus is on the conflicts in Tripoli and Turkish aggression

Mitsotakis – Al Menfi meeting: The focus is on the conflicts in Tripoli and Turkish aggression
Mitsotakis – Al Menfi meeting: The focus is on the conflicts in Tripoli and Turkish aggression

The Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Thursday with the head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohammed al-Menfiin the context of the contacts he has in New York during 77th General Assembly of United States.

The newest developments in Libya and concern was expressed about the armed conflicts that occurred last month in Tripoli. The Prime Minister emphasized the need to avoid the use of violence and to quickly restart the Political Process for the adoption of the constitutional framework that will allow the simultaneous holding of presidential and parliamentary elections.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis pointed out that Greece will continue to stand by Libya and the new, representative government that will emerge from the polls.

He also reiterated Greece’s firm position for the immediate and complete withdrawal of all foreign forces present in Libyan territory, both regular and mercenary, as a necessary condition for ensuring free elections and the creation of a new environment, without external interference.

The Prime Minister informed Mr. Al Menfi about its escalation Turkish aggression and extreme rhetoric, which undermines stability and security in the region. Kyriakos Mitsotakis underlined her interest of Greece for Libya and its people. He noted that Greece was the first European country to reopen its Embassy in Tripoli and then set up a Consulate General in Benghazi. He added that he and Ministers of the Greek government have visited Libya, while at the same time Greece participates constructively in efforts to resolve the political impasse in the neighboring country.

The prospect of providing assistance from Greece, at a technical level, for the protection and restoration of monuments and archaeological sites in Libya was also discussed, as Greece had a similar significant presence in the past in the neighboring country.

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