On orders by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, the Greek Embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli will immediately be reopened.
In addition, the Consulate in Benghazi, the second city of Libya, will be opened, according to the announcement by the Greek Foreign Ministry.
Days ago a three-member Transitional Presidential Council of Libya, was elected.
Mohamed Menfi, was elected as part of the Council during the UN-sponsored intergovernmental dialogue.
Menfi, a former diplomat was for years Libya’s ambassador to Greece, but was deported in December 2019 after the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood Government of National Accords signed an illegal memorandum with Turkey to steal Greek maritime space.
A congratulatory message for the election of a new transitional government in Libya, which will lead the country to elections by December, was made by Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Mitsotakis stressed that the election of the government, which took place in Geneva, is “an important step towards peace.”
“Congratulations to the new leadership. All actors should support the process towards democratic and free elections in December,” he added.