Discussions in Athens Between Nayed and the Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs – Al Marsad

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS), Dr. Aref Ali Nayed was received on Tuesday evening by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias at the headquarters of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Greek capital.

[Libya, 21 January 2020] – According to the Media Bureau of LIAS Chairman, Dr. Aref Ali Nayed, the meeting touched on the latest developments in the Libyan dossier, regional issues, as well as the outputs of the Berlin Conference on Libya and its recommendations.

Dr. Aref Ali Nayed emphasized the importance of following up and building on the recent positive developments in the relations between the Republic of Greece and the Libyan House of Representatives (HOR), its legitimate government, the Libyan Interim Government, and the leadership of the Libyan National Army (LNA), according to a post on Dr. Nayed’s official Facebook page.

The meeting also discussed the role of the study and research centres in developing the Greek-Libyan joint work and coordination. In this context, Dr. Aref Ali Nayed briefed the head of the Greek diplomacy on the academic partnerships and agreements concluded between LIAS and the and regional and international higher education institutions and universities in this regard.

Dr Aref Ali Nayed, Chairman of the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) signed an MOU for research and academic cooperation with The Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS). In this photo Dr Nayed gifts a copy of Adrian Pelt’s book on Libyan Independence published by LIAS to Dr John Nomikos, the Director of RIEAS at a roundtable session on Libya in Athens on Tuesday.

On Tuesday in Athens, Dr Aref Ali Nayed, Chairman of the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) took part in a roundtable discussion on Libya organised by The Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS). After the roundtable session Dr Nayed of LIAS and Dr John Nomikos, the Director of RIEAS, signed an MOU for research and academic cooperation.

Libyan-Greek relations have gained tremendous momentum during the recent period at the level of Parliament, the Interim Government and the General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA) which has upset the Islamist government of the Justice and Construction Party (AK) in Ankara. Erdogan’s government categorized this progress in Greek-Libyan relations as “undermining peace,” according  to claims by Justice and Construction Party media outlets.

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