Speaking to reporters after the NATO summit in Berlin on Friday, Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas said no discussion was held on the extension of operations in Libya and that Crete, due to its geographical proximity can be used for coordination in providing humanitarian aid to the North African country. He also said that the allies would see Crete's role in the systematic provision of humanitarian aid as being "very important."

In this framework, the Foreign minister said that the first Greek ship is being prepared to carry humanitarian aid to Libya, that on its return could also bring injured people as well for them to be treated in Crete.