Greek PM Mitsotakis says agreement reached to hold talks on demarcation of maritime zones between Libya and Greece

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 14 Apr 2021, 02:40 PM
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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday, after a meeting with the head of Libya's Presidential Council, Mohamed Menfi, that the two countries have agreed to hold talks on the demarcation of their maritime zones in the Mediterranean Sea.

In a statement after the meeting, Mitsotakis said that they "agreed to immediately resume talks between Greece and Libya on the delimitation of maritime zones." He added that Greece is seeking to reset relations with Libya, which were strained by the previous Tripoli government's signing of a maritime border agreement in 2019 with Turkey.

Earlier Wednesday, Menfi held bilateral talks with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou during his official visit to Greece, where he pointed out the need to activate joint cooperation mechanisms, especially in the field of electricity and renewable energy.

According to Menfi's media office, the talks focused on bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to strengthen them, discussing all outstanding issues, and exchanging views on issues of common interest.

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