Greek & Italian consulates open in continued improvement in Libyan international relations

Italian Consul met Khalifa Haftar in the opening day of his country's consulate in Benghazi just a day after the Greek consulate opened as well

Two consulates launch their operations in the city of Benghazi, a step in the right direction for Libya’s forgein policy. [Photo: Haftar Forces]
This week, Libya’s foreign policy saw a noticeable improvement with the establishment of two foreign consulates, the Greek and Italian consulates, which opened their doors in the city of Benghazi on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

According to the General Command of Haftar’s forces in Benghazi, Italian Consul Carlo Batori arrived this week to reopen the Italian Consulate in the city and pay an official visit to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

According to a statement issued by Haftar’s forces, “Field Marshal Khalifa Abu Al-Qasim Haftar, received the Italian Consul, Mr. Carlo Batori, at the headquarters of the General Command, following the opening of the Italian Consulate in the city of Benghazi.”

A high-ranking Greek delegation led by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic Affairs, Kostas Fragogiannis, had arrived in Benghazi the day before to meet with officials and inaugurate the Greek consulate.

The delegation also included the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs for Economic Affairs, a member of the Greek Parliament, the Greek Ambassador to Libya, and the Greek Consul in where they were welcomed by Sager Bujwari and his team, the head of the municipality’s Steering Council.

A meeting soon after was hell, where many topics of common interest were discussed, the most important of which were the opening of the Greek Consulate in Benghazi, the activation of the maritime and air lines after fulfilling all requirements, and cooperation in a variety of fields, such as reconstruction and trade exchange, as well as holding joint meetings between Greek and Libyan businessmen.

It also worth noting that following the completion of security and operational measures in conformity with International Civil Aviation Organization laws, Libya and Malta finally agreed to resume flights between the two countries.

A Maltese delegation led by the Minister of Finance visited Mitiga International Airport to assess Libyan airports’ readiness to receive international flights to and from Libya.

The two countries also agreed to deepen bilateral relations and to create a marine space between Malta and Egypt for the foreseeable future.

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