Greece opens embassy in Senegal

Greece Nikos Dendias

In a French-worded tweet, the Greek Foreign Minister announced the opening of an Embassy in the Senegalese capital of Dakar.

"Greece attaches particular importance to the stability of this crucial area," Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said.

"In this context, it has just opened its Embassy in Dakar and has appointed its Ambassador to Senegal as a special representative for the Sahel," he added.

In the preceding tweet, Dendias announced his participation in the second Ministerial Meeting of the Coalition for Sahel.

In his speech, according to the Foreign Ministry, the minister noted that the situation in the Sahel region continues to demand the attention of the international community, including Greece, from a humanitarian and security point of view.

The Sahel is a group of countries that comprise the transition in Africa between the Sahara to the north and the Sudanian savanna to the south

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It is a region that suffers from Islamic extremism where Al-Qaeda, Islamic State and other terrorist groups can be found.

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Al-Qaeda in the Sahel.

In January, French Defence Minister Florence Parly informed her country’s Senate that Greece would be contributing to the French-led peacekeeping mission in Mali.

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