Greek foreign minister Dimitris Droutsas had a telephone contact on Sunday with German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle, whom he thanked, on behalf of the Greek government, of the evacuation operation of German, Greek and third-country citizens from the Libyan city of Jalu with German military planes operating out of the Souda military airbase on the island of Crete.

Westerwelle, in turn, expressed appreciation of the excellent cooperation and coordination with the Greek foreign ministry, which he said enabled the successful completion of the mission.