All necessary precautions for the safety of the Greek mission in Benghazi have been taken, foreign ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras said on Thursday. He was replying to questions following the explosion on Wednesday of a booby-trapped car near the hotel where the Greek mission is staying.
He said the foreign ministry had immediately contacted the head of the mission and confirmed that all its members and those of the accompanying medical team were safe and well.

The spokesman said the Greek mission will remain in the area as long as it's needed and noted that Greece had left channels of communication open with both Tripoli and Benghazi but that the time was not yet ripe for a political solution to the crisis in Libya.