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(DETAILED) HoR Speaker Aguila Saleh meets his Greek counterpart in Athens

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ATHENS – The Speaker of Libya’s House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, met today with his Greek counterpart, Konstantinos Tasoulas, in Athens.

Saleh was invited by Tasoulas to discuss the controversial maritime deal signed between Turkey and the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).

Both Greece and Libya’s parliament rejected the deal as “illegal”.

According to Saleh’s media adviser Hamid Safi, Tasoulas stressed that his country recognize Libya’s House of Representatives as the only legitimate body in the country.

Tasoulas further stated that this meeting will be the beginning of communication to achieve a fruitful relationship between the two peoples.

The Greek parliamentarian also pointed out that his country’s government read the letter that Libya’s parliament sent to the United Nations regarding the GNA-Turkey deal. Tasoulas affirmed his support for the Libyan parliament’s stance on the deal.

For his part, Saleh thanked his Greek counterpart for the invitation; and expressed hope that this visit will open the horizons of cooperation, friendship and partnership between Libya and Greece.

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