Greek Consul in Benghazi Lays Wreath at the Mausoleum of Omar al-Mukhtar – Al Marsad

The Greek Consul in Benghazi, Achilles Rakinas, laid a wreath today at the mausoleum of the national hero of Libya, Omar al-Mukhtar, to mark the 90th anniversary of the execution of the Libyan patriotic leader by Italian colonialists.

The Greek diplomat Achilles Rakinas observed a minutes silence in front of the mausoleum of Omar al-Mukhtar, during an impromptu visit without prior arrangements with Libyan authorities.

Rakinas said he was grateful for the restoration of the diplomatic relations between Greece and Libya in general, and with the Cyrenaica in particular.

The Greek diplomat wrote in a post on Twitter: “[I] Laid a wreath at the cenotaph of Libyan Hero Omar Al-Mukhtar (1862-1931), who offered his life to the cause of Freedom 90 years ago today.” He added, ‘Also had the pleasure to shake with admiration the hands of his grandchildren who were present. Love for the value of Freedom unites us.”

The Consulate General of Greece in Benghazi was officially opened on 5 July 2021 by the Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy, Costas Frangogiannis.



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