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Deputy FM Dollis visits Libya – Delivery of 24 tons of drinking water – meetings with National Transitional Council leadership

Wednesday, 07 September 2011

On Tuesday, 6 September 2011, Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Dollis, accompanied by a team of Foreign Ministry personnel, departed with two Greek Air Force C-130s for Tripoli, Libya, transporting 48,000 bottles of drinking water.

The team travelled on to Benghazi, where Mr. Dollis met with National Transitional Council (NTC) leaders and visited Freedom Square.

Mr. Dollis’s meetings with the President of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, Vice President Abdul Hafiz Ghoga and the Council member responsible for political affairs, Fathi Baja, were warm and productive. Mr. Dollis conveyed the clear message that Greece is at the side of the Libyan people, and expressed Greece’s intention of offering all possible assistance in every sector. Within this framework, the first steps were taken toward Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP) cooperation in rebuilding Tripoli’s water supply network, as well as toward cooperation in other sectors, including health, tourism and education.

NTC President Jalil expressed his satisfaction at our country’s assistance and future cooperation in many sectors, noting the close historical ties and good neighbourly relations that have always linked the two countries. He also stressed the need for democratization in Libya through peaceful elections, for a future ensuring respect for human rights.

Mr. Dollis also met with the President and other members of the Greek community at the Greek school in Benghazi.

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