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Mitsotakis: Greece is on Libya’s side – The mercenaries should leave


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In his meeting with the head of the Libyan Presidential Council, the prime minister informed him about the escalation of Turkish aggression.

The Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Thursday with head of the Libyan Presidential CouncilMohamed Al-Menfi, in the context of his contacts in New York during the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations.

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The latest developments in Libya were discussed and concern was expressed armed conflicts that took place 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.

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He also reiterated Greece’s firm position on immediate and complete withdrawal of all foreign forces located on Libyan territory, regular and mercenary, as a necessary condition for the ensuring free elections and the formation of a new environment, without external interventions.

The Prime Minister informed Mr. Al-Menfi about Mstaming Turkish aggression and extreme rhetoric, which undermines stability and security in the region.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis underlined Greece’s interest in Libya and its people. He noted that Greece was the first European country to reopen it Its embassy in Tripoli and then established 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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