FM Kotzias: Greece plans to reopen embassy in Libya at beginning of 2017

Greece is planning to reopen its embassy in Libya at the start of 2017, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Monday, during a visit to the country’s capital, Tripoli.

“In December we’ll send a technical commission to review the issues that must be resolved – water, electricity etc – and at the start of 2017 we will appoint an ambassador to Libya,” he told journalists at a joint press conference with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Taha Siala.

Kotzias explained that the embassy is “at a very good spot compared to other embassies”, between Libya’s Supreme Court and a large police station which will translate into increased security.