Republic President Karolos Papoulias on Monday congratulated Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Dollis on the successful operation launched for the return of Greek nationals from Libya.

In a meeting held at the Presidential Mansion in Athens, President Papoulias underlined that it was a difficult operation, a complex problem, and characterized the endeavour as “major success”.

On his part, Dollis referred to the difficulties of the operation and praised the foreign ministry and the Hellenic Air Force staff for their work.