Peloni: PM Mitsotakis’ visit to Libya marks resumption of relations with the country

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, accompanied by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, is to visit Libya on Tuesday, government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni announced at the regular online press briefing on Monday.

“This visit, which will also signal the re-opening of the Greek Embassy in Tripoli, will mark the resumption of relations with the neighbouring country. Greece supports Libya’s new government and is ready to support its effort to lead the country to credible and inclusive elections and consequently to political normality and reorganisation,” she added.

The reopening of the Greek Embassy in Tripoli and the re-establishment of the General Consulate in Benghazi will significantly contribute to the strengthening of bilateral cooperation in all sectors, particularly in energy, construction and security, with great prospects for economic and trade relations,” Peloni said.

“We are looking forward to a new page in the two countries’ relations, written in accordance with the principles of international law and goodwill. It is important for Libya in this new era to get rid of the baggage that pulls it down, such as the presence of foreign forces and mercenaries in its territory,” Peloni underlined.

She also said that Greece is ready to support Libya and its people in every way, in both a bilateral and a European framework.

We are fighting the final battles in a war already won

Peloni also referred to the vaccinations and self tests, underlining that “we are fighting the final battles in a war that has already been won by science and it necessary to be patient and cover the last kilometres of the marathon. It is already proven that vaccination can end the ordeal,” she said in her briefing on Monday.

Roughly 1.5 million vaccinations is expected to be carried out in April, while in May and June we will have even more vaccines. From today the average number of vaccinations a day is expected to exceed 50,000. Meanwhile, the vaccination centres have increased to 1,073 in number, or 55 more than the 1,018 initially announced, and the government is ready for more vaccinations depending on the number of vaccines that arrive in Greece.

She also referred to the self tests which are offered for free, four every month, to all citizens.