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Greece to send humanitarian aid to Benghazi

RIA Novosti

23:48 14/05/2011

ATHENS, May 14 (RIA Novosti) - Greece will send a humanitarian aid ship to Libyan rebel's stronghold of Benghazi, Greek Foreign Minister, Dimitris Droutsas said on Saturday.

"Next week Greece will provide a ship that will carry humanitarian aid for Libyan rebels as well as the mobile hospital. Greek diplomats will accompany the mission and will provide communication with insurgents," Droutsas said after the talks with the UN special envoy on Libya, Abdelilah al-Khatib, who is leaving for Tripoli on Sunday.

Greece has already closed its embassy in Tripoli on security concerns, but has yet broken diplomatic ties with Libyan government.

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution imposing a no-fly zone over Libya on March 17, paving the way for a military operation against embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi which began two days later.

Greece was among those supported the military intervention to Libya and provided the NATO allies with the airports and military base, but did not take part in the operation itself.

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