As part of Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias' contacts with countries with a direct interest in stabilizing Libya, he met earlier today with his Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra.
It is noted that two weeks ago he had met in Athens with his Libyan counterpart in Athens and the very next day he had gone to Tunis.
Developments in Libya are also on the agenda of the Foreign Minister's regular contacts with Greece's strategic partners in the Middle East, such as Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Contacts that will continue in New York in the coming days.
During the above meeting, Mr. Dendias reiterated the firm Greek position, shared by the vast majority of the International Community, for the complete withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country, including mercenaries and paramilitary groups, as well as for the conduct of the elections on the scheduled date, as already agreed.
The particularly worrying situation in the Sahel region was also discussed. In this context, the Minister of Foreign Affairs underlined the importance that the European Union should attach to this region, as it directly affects European security as well.