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Libyan Govt Seeks Solution to Crisis: Greek FM

ATHENS, April 4 (Xinhua) – The Libyan government is seeking a solution to the current crisis, said Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas on Sunday evening, shortly after Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou held talks with Libyan acting Foreign Minister Abdulati Obeidi in Athens.

“Based on the Libyan envoy’s stance it seems that the regime seeks a solution,” said Droutsas, stressing that Greece supported from the start of the crisis the diplomatic solution and is always ready to contribute to efforts to restore peace and stability in the area.

Papandreou and Obeidi made no comments to the press, but Droutsas also announced that Libyan Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’ s envoy will continue his trip delivering the message from Tripoli to Turkey on Monday and Malta.

Greece will inform its international partners regarding the content of the talks, added Droutsas, stressing that Greece supports the full respect of the UN Security Council’ s resolution on the Libyan crisis which seeks the protection of civilians in the country.

Sunday’ s meeting with Papandreou was held at a Greek bank’ s conference hall in a northern Athens suburb after the request of Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghadi Ali-Al Mahmudi during a telephone conversation with his Greek counterpart on Saturday.

Greece facilitates support operations of the military intervention in Libya and traditionally maintains good ties with Libya and other Arab countries. Earlier in March another Libyan envoy visited Athens for talks at the Foreign Ministry.


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