Kotzias and Cavusoglu underline necessity for developing bilateral ties

29 August 2016
37 Views

The Greek and Turkish Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias and Melvut Cavusoglu, underlined their will to further support bilateral relations, following an unofficial meeting that was held in Crete on Sunday.

According to the Athens-Macedonia News Agency, the meeting lasted about three hours and was followed up by a meal. In the joint statements that followed, the two Ministers stressed that the meeting provided a constructive opportunity to further develop bilateral relations, as well as enhance the debate on the major problems in the region.

The Greek Minister expressed the solidarity of the Greek people towards the Turkish people, who fought against the coup attempt and revealed that it has been agreed to further develop talks and cooperation in finances, logistics, Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) and political dialogue.

“Greek foreign policy continues to do its work intensely, developing our relations with neighboring countries and throughout Europe and the wider region, but Turkey is a country with which we have special relations and special interests. For this reason our meeting has great importance for both countries but also for the wider region” the Greek Minister commented.

Turkey’s Minister thanked the Greek side and the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in particular for the support during the recent coup attempt. Mr. Cavusoglu told journalists that Turkey’s aim is to further develop ties with Greece, while referring to the Supreme Council of Cooperation, the Confidence Building Measures and ongoing talks between the two countries.

Mr. Cavusoglu argued that the meeting was “very constructive” and expressed his will for the two countries to further develop relations. Asked about the Cypriot dispute, he expressed his hope that the two sides on the island will take advantage of the opportunity they have and stated both Greece and Turkey will support the effort.

You may be interested

Thomsen: Debt relief after 2018
FINANCE
shares51 views
FINANCE
shares51 views

Thomsen: Debt relief after 2018

makis - May 23, 2017

Poul Thomsen, the IMF’s Director of the European Department towed the line of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble after the…

164 refugees land on Greek islands in one day
GREECE
shares58 views
GREECE
shares58 views

164 refugees land on Greek islands in one day

makis - May 23, 2017

The refugee flows to Greece are continuing at a steady pace as the weather warms up. 164 refugees and illegal…

Tsipras: We are in solidarity with British people
POLITICS
shares52 views
POLITICS
shares52 views

Tsipras: We are in solidarity with British people

makis - May 23, 2017

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras tweeted his solidarity to the British people after the Manchester terrorist attack, which kill 22 young…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.