The Libyan Government of National Unity, led by Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, has decided to summon the Chargé d’Affairs of the Greek Embassy to Libya, Ioannis Stamatikos, following a diplomatic spat with Greece over the visit of Athens’ Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.
This announcement was made by Dbeibeh’s media office, which reported that the Libyan premier held a meeting with his government’s foreign minister Najla Mangoush to discuss the incident.
According to Greek Reporter, Dendias was scheduled to arrive in Tripoli today to meet exclusively with Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Menfi. However, he decided to cancel his visit to the capital after learning that Mangoush will be there to receive him upon his arrival.
The Libyan Foreign Ministry has released a statement denouncing the incident earlier, saying that it “deplores this behavior” and “will take appropriate diplomatic measures that preserve the prestige and sovereignty of the State of Libya.”