FM satisfied with mobilisation to evacuate foreign nat'ls from Libya

Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas on Monday expressed his satisfaction over the recent successful operations to evacuate Greek and third country nationals from strife-plagued Libya.

He also noted that the weekend airlift of foreign nationals from the desert town of Gialou by the German air force was a product of direct coordination with Berlin, as the plane landed in Souda Bay, Crete. The operation was discussed last week with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle. The latter also expressed his appreciation to the Greek side during a phone conversation with his Greek counterpart on Sunday.

Droutsas also warned of the dangers of a new wave of illegal immigration emanating from the troubled North Africa region, something he said Athens has underlined at the EU level. Along those lines, he said PM George Papandreou referred to the need for a revision of the Dublin II agreement during his visit last week to Berlin.


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