Deputy FM Fragogiannis meets Libyan counterpart

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister for Economic Diplomacy & Openness Kostas Fragogiannis met with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Khalil Issa at Tripoli on Monday.

Meeting with Issa for a second time in the last two months, Fragogiannis reaffirmed the great progress in the two countries’ relations, and he also referred to the reopening of the Greek embassy in Tripoli and the Greek consulate in Benghazi. He also mentioned Greece’s donation of 200,000 coronavirus vaccines to Libya.

In addition, Fragogiannis pointed out that Greek interests in Libya are related to supporting the reconstruction of the country, the strengthening of bilateral economic and trade relations, and the belief that Libya will soon stand on its own two feet, without foreign troops.

The Libyan minister thanked Greece for organizing the Greece-Libya Business Forum last Sunday, during which a memorandum of understanding was signed between Enterprise Greece and the Libyan Investment Authority. Greece has always respected Libya’s sovereignty and its political orientations, Issa noted.

The Greek minister also met with Libyan Health Minister Ali Al-Zinati.

Later in the day, Fragogiannis and Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah inagurated the 11th Libya Build, north Africa’s biggest construction and building materials industry expo, held at the Tripoli International Fair on October 4-7. This expo is a good opportunity to launch many mutually beneficial collborations, noted Fragogiannis.