The Hellenic National Defence General Staff announces that, following a request by the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a Neutral Evacuation Operation (NEO) is under development in order to safely move out of Lebanon Greek citizens who have submitted a relative request to the Hellenic diplomatic authorities.

        To this end, frigate ‘’HS PSARA’’(FFGH) is heading a Lebanon port. A port in Cyprus will be used as interim port of call.

        A second frigate and two landing ships (LSTHs)  maintain an immediate departure readiness to participate in the operation.