Greece send­ing for­eign min­istry of­fi­cials to Benghazi this week

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Greece will send of­fi­cials and hu­man­i­tar­ian aid to the Libyan rebel strong­hold of Benghazi this week, For­eign Min­is­ter Dimtris Drout­sas re­vealed. He was speak­ing to re­porters af­ter talks in Athens with United Na­tions en­voy to Libya Ab­dul Ilah Khatib, who also met with Prime Min­is­ter Ge­orge Pa­pan­dreou. “Greece’s role is to talk and have a di­a­logue with all sides in this cri­sis,” said Drout­sas af­ter re­veal­ing that a del­e­ga­tion of For­eign Min­istry of­fi­cials would be based in the east­ern Libyan city to act as a li­ai­son with the rebel forces in the coun­try’s east. “We can­not find a so­lu­tion to the Libya cri­sis only through mil­i­tary means,” said Drout­sas. “A po­lit­i­cal so­lu­tion is nec­es­sary and for this rea­son the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity must pro­ceed with even more de­ci­sive and co­or­di­nated ef­forts in this direc­tion.” A Greek ves­sel with hu­man­i­tar­ian aid and a med­i­cal team is due to dock in Benghazi this week.

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