Greece expressed strong dissatisfaction with Germany’s exclusion of Athens from the Berlin Conference on Libya.
“We are extremely unhappy that Germany, insisting on tactics, did not invite us to the Berlin conference this time,” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said Thursday. He stressed that he expressed dissatisfaction with Greece to his German counterpart, the Prime Minister will do the same, and soon he will meet with the EU Special Representative in Libya, Jan Kubis, to convey the same words. We will remind, Turkey was invited to the conference on Libya.
Dendias reiterated that the transitional government should think about not activating the Turkish-Libyan memorandum on maritime zones, which, in any case, “does not legally exist.”
He stressed that the immediate withdrawal of foreign troops and mercenaries from Libya is necessary.
The Foreign Minister noted that Greece’s attitude towards the situation in Libya “is very different from what it was a few months ago. “Greece has a direct dialogue and communication with the Libyan side,” he said characteristically.
Speaking at the 9th Regional Development Conference in Patras, Dendias also stressed: “There is absolutely no chance that Greece will change its position towards Turkey.”
As we reported earlier, in April of this year, Greece opened an embassy in the capital of Libya, Tripoli.