Stilyanidis: 'Dendias maybe shouldn't have gone to Libya at all'
New Democracy Party (YDP) Rhodope MP Evripidis Stilyanidis, regarding Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias' last visit to Libya, which turned into a crisis, said: "Minister Dendias should not have gone to Libya at all."
Speaking to the "Kokkino" (Red) radio about the issue, Deputy and former minister Stilyanidis stated that Foreign Minister Dendias was tried to be trapped in Tripoli, the capital of Libya, and said, "He may have probably relied on the goodwill of his interlocutors. Perhaps Mr. Dendias should not have gone to Libya at all.” used the phrases.
Stilyanidis said: “As far as I know, before the visit, it was decided that the Libyan foreign minister would not be at the meeting. A meeting with the Libyan foreign minister, who had signed an invalid agreement with Türkiye, would have given legitimacy, albeit indirectly, to the government that signed this agreement. Mr. Dendias, who understood this, did not hold this meeting. You will say; couldn’t you foresee this? Yes. He probably relied on the goodwill of his interlocutors. Who would have expected Turkish diplomacy to play such a role and, moreover, the interim Tripoli government to follow suit? In my opinion, the minister fled from there by acting calmly. Maybe he shouldn't have gone at all."