Successful rescue operation in Libya - The Best from Greece

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Posted on: 01/Mar/2011

(ANA-MPA) -- All registered Greek nationals in Libya, roughly 270, as well as, many EU and third country nationals, have been transported to safety following a successful rescue operation organized by the Crisis Management Unit of the Greek foreign ministry.

Speaking to a private radio station in Athens, operation coordinator Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Dollis on Monday underlined Greece's sucessful handling of the crisis and its assistance to other countries in getting their own nationals out, especially China.

Three Hellenic Air Force transport aircraft and privately-owned ferryboats provided by Greek shipping companies participated in the rescue operation that unfolded in five key Libyan cities, Tripoli, Sirte, Sabha, Benghazi and Gialo


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