President Pavlopoulos, KKE leader discuss Cyprus issue, other regional affairs

4 January 2016
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President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Monday received Communist Party of Greece (KKE) General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas for talks focusing mainly on domestic issues, the Cyprus problem and other regional affairs.

“We had an opportunity to talk with the president and to brief him on the KKE’s positions, both concerning domestic developments and international developments in general,” Koutsoumbas said after the meeting.

“We expressed our concern for the region of the Eastern Mediterranean, the Aegean and the danger of our country’s greater involvement in the conflicts in Syria and the surrounding regions. We especially noted the concern generated by Turkish expansionary policy in the Aegean, with the violation of sovereign rights, on the pretext of last week’s NOTAM that essentially restricts sovereignty throughout the Aegean from north to south for a year,” he added.

He noted that Turkey had done this before but that current conditions in the region made the risks even greater.

Regarding the Cyprus issue, Koutsoumbas expressed concern about attempts by Turkey and other major powers in the region to “essentially create a new Annan Plan in an even worse direction.”

On developments in the EU, he said they had discussed the ongoing economic crisis and the dangers arising for working class families as a result of a slowdown of the EU’s biggest economies. Koutsoumbas said that he also relayed concerns about the direction things were heading in terms of pension system reform.

President Pavlopoulos thanked Koutsoumbas for his visit and praised the consistency of the KKE’s positions, saying it was extremely useful for the smooth functioning of Greece’s political system at a critical time.

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