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Greek Prime Minister to visit Tripoli next Tuesday, open embassy

The Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is going to pay a visit to Libya next Tuesday and reopen the country’s embassy after over six years of closure.

Greek government spokeswoman, Aristotelia Peloni, told reporters Thursday that Prime Minister Mitsotakis will travel to Tripoli on Tuesday “to normalize and restore relations”.

“The Greek Prime Minister, accompanied by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, is to meet with the Head of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, and Interim Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah.” Peloni said, adding that the visit will “signal the Greek embassy’s immediate reopening”.

Greece’s embassy in Tripoli has been closed since July 2014, when a Greek navy frigate helped evacuate nearly 200 Greeks and other foreigners from the country over security reasons.

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