Greece on Friday called for a solution to the crisis in Libya, restoration of stability in that country and a smooth transition to democracy through a broad dialogue of the component peoples, in a statement by foreign minister Dimitris Droutsas after a meeting with defence minister Evangelos Venizelos.

The 75-minute meeting reviewed developments in Libya in light of Thursday's UN Security Council resolution.

"Greece believes that the goal of all of us should be the finding of a solution to the crisis in Libya, restoration of stability and a smooth transition to democracy, through a broad dialogue of the component peoples of that country. This should be the target, and this is the demand of the international community, the Arab League and the African union," Droutsas said.

"It is not too late," the Greek foreign minister stressed.

On the Security Council resolution for imposing a flight ban zone over Libya, Droutsas said that the international community, in sending a strong message and clear warning for an immediate cease fire, has moved one step forward in adopting stricter sanctions against the Gaddafi regime and enabling the assumption of any measure necessary for protection of the unarmed population.

Droutsas further reiterated Greece's preparedness to contribute, in cooperation with its EU partners and NATO allies, to adherence to international legality.