Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Siyala told Reuters Greece’s decision to expel Libya's ambassador was not acceptable, and Libya would have reciprocated if Greece had diplomatic representation in the country.
“It is Greece’s right to go to the International Court of Justice and to the legal channels to remove any confusion. But to take the stand of expelling the ambassador, summoning him and escalating the situation, this is unacceptable to the Libyan government,” Siyala said.
The Greek foreign minister announced Friday that his country "decided to expel the Libyan ambassador because of his failure to disclose details of the memorandum of understanding signed between the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Turkey at the end of November."
"I regret to announce that the Libyan ambassador was summoned to the ministry this morning and informed of his deportation," Minister Nikos Dendias told reporters on Friday, noting that the ambassador had 72 hours to leave Greece, AFP reported.