In a surprising move, Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias went to Libya on Sunday, to meet with the leadership of the opposing to the Government of Tripoli forces, including Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar, the chief of the Libyan National Army.
Dendias left Athens using the government’s aircraft and landed in Benghazi.
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In a statement issued by Greece’s Foreign Ministry, Dendias said that ”I had the pleasure of visiting Benghazi and meeting with Lieutenant General Khalifa Haftar, the leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA), with whom we had a discussion on broader issues, including the two memoranda signed by the government of Tripoli with Turkey.”
Dendias noted that Haftar’s position is aligned with Greece’s.
After his short trip to Libya, Foreign Minister Dendias went to Cairo, Egypt, where he discussed with his counterpart, FM Sameh Shoukry the situation in the region and the latest developments after his visit in Benghazi.
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