Greece recognises Libya's nat'l transitional council

Greece's foreign ministry on Tuesday announced that the country has recognised the Libyan resistance's national transitional council as the legal representative of the Libyan people.
FM Stavros Lambrinidis referred to a "crucial new phase of the transitional process, for the benefit of Libya as well as the stability in the wider region."
He added that Greece and the international community will continue to support this effort, "always with respect for the sovereignty of Libya and the will of the Libyan people."
The Greek FM called for the beginning of a national dialogue within Libya for work for the country's future and to avoid retribution and a new round of bloodletting.

PM holds telephone contacts on developments in Mideast, Libya
Prime Minister George Papandreou held telephone conversations on Monday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa, with whom he discussed developments in the Middle East and Libya.
On Tuesday, Papandreou held a telephone conversation with EU representative for foreign policy and security issues Catherine Ashton, with whom he also discussed developments in the Middle East and Libya, as well as Greece's role, and its preparedness to provide assistance for a smooth and peaceful transition towards a democratic exit.

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