Mitsotakis, Baerbock discuss issues of bilateral, regional and international interest

Fri, 29 Jul 2022 13:08 GMT
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Friday with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, Annalena Baerbock.
Mitsotakis, Baerbock discuss issues of bilateral, regional and international interest

During the meeting, issues of bilateral, regional and international interest were discussed, such as energy, developments in the war in Ukraine, Turkish provocation and migration.

Mitsotakis presented Greece's positions on dealing with the energy crisis and on the need to take measures so that energy markets can return to normal operation, while they also exchanged views on his recent proposal for the creation of a pan-European mechanism for reducing consumption in industry by offering compensation.

Mitsotakis reiterated that the energy price crisis is a European problem that requires a European solution. In addition, he presented the initiatives undertaken by the government in order to become a gateway for the transfer of energy to the EU.

During the meeting, views were exchanged on the latest developments regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the coordination of European actions to support Kiev.

The prime minister informed the German foreign minister about the latest developments in Greek-Turkish relations. He reiterated Greece's firm position that channels of communication with Turkey should be open, but only on the basis of international law and good neighbourly relations. He underlined, however, that provocations and disputes of sovereignty by Turkey pose a threat to regional stability and cannot be tolerated by either Greece or the EU.

Regarding migration, an issue that concerns all of Europe, the prime minister reiterated that Greece guards its borders, which are also European borders, with respect for international law and human rights.


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