Opening Ceremony today for Consulate General of Greece in Benghazi


Following the establishment of its embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli in April this year, Greece has announced the opening of its Consulate General in the city of Beghazi.

Greece’s Deputy Foreign Minister Kostas Frangogiannis will head a delegation that will leave Tripoli for Benghazi, where they will attend today the opening ceremony of the Consulate General of Greece there, along with members of the Greek community.

The newly appointed Consul General to head the mission in Benghazi is Mr. Achilles Rakinas.

Image: Greek Embassy in Tripoli, Libya

Joining the Greek delegation is the Secretary General of International Economic Relations and External Affairs Mr. Giannis Smyrlis, accompanied by the President of the Greek-Libyan Friendship Parliamentary Group Mr. George Koumoutsakos and its Vice President Mr. George Katrougalos.

With the reopening of the Greek embassy in Tripoli and today of the consulate in Benghazi, Greece "declares its presence" in the next day in Libya and demonstrates its desire to take an active part in its reconstruction and to develop its bilateral relations. "Two strong arms will be formed to bridge any differences that existed in the past between the two states, but also to build new bonds of cooperation and common progress," said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the official reopening ceremony of the Greek embassy in Tripoli in early April.

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