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Kotzias: Cyprus and Greece are even closer after failed peace talks

makis - Jul 18, 2017

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Tuesday said Athens and Nicosia came even closer together after their cooperation at the inconclusive UN-brokered Cyprus reunification talks in Crans-Montana,…

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Greek FM: EU should be louder against Turkish ‘intervention rights’ in member states

Panos - Jul 17, 2017

In a wide-ranging interview, Greece’s foreign minister on Sunday (16 July) outlined his country’s position on the failed Cyprus reunification talks, scolding UN envoy Espen Barth Eide…

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Greek FM: Turkey saber-rattling to stop drilling off Cyprus; ‘right of intervention’ a point that doomed latest talks

Panos - Jul 12, 2017

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Tuesday evening referred to "verbal bluster" by the Turkish side in describing Ankara's attempts this week to prevent exploratory hydrocarbon drilling…

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Kotzias on Cyprus deadlock: Turkey wanted ‘army of putschists’ to guarantee peace on the island

makis - Jul 11, 2017

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Monday laid the blame for the collapse of the Cyprus talks in Crans Montana squarely at Turkey’s door, responding with some…

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Kotzias from Crans-Montans: We saved the negotiations three times

Panos - Jul 07, 2017

“We are in a difficult negotiation,” explained Mr. Kotzias, stressing that “the Greek side has defended the Law, International Law, has defended the right of Cyprus to…

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Greece demands withdrawal of ‘occupying troops’ from Cyprus

Panos - Jul 04, 2017

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias demanded Monday the withdrawal of Turkey's "occupying troops" from Cyprus, striking a combative tone at negotiations in Switzerland striving to end the…

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Kotzias on Cyprus talks: We prevented blackmail

makis - Jun 30, 2017

“Yesterday there was an attempt to blackmail the deal. We prevented it clearly. We will not allow anyone to ask for all or nothing, “said Greek Foreign…

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Kotzias: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation must stay out of Greece’s domestic issues

makis - May 04, 2017

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias warned members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday to stay out of Greece’s domestic affairs. Moreover, he stated that whoever…

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Ancient civilizations to come together in Athens

makis - Apr 21, 2017

As Athens prepares to host Monday’s “Ancient Civilizations Forum,” Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Friday it will bring together ministers of states representing historically great cultures…

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We have concrete relations with the Trump administration which we will develop

makis - Mar 13, 2017

“I hope that I will manage to further promote the development of the GreeK-US relations with other Ministers as well, as these are important for our country…

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Kotzias will meet with Tillerson on March 13th

makis - Mar 06, 2017

The Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias will have a meeting with Rex Tillerson on March 13th in Washington. The meeting is a very good opportunity…

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Gov’t tells Ankara Athens doesn’t want friction but ‘won’t yield to pressure’

Panos - Feb 02, 2017

In the wake of a spike in Turkish violations in the Aegean, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Thursday that Athens did not want tensions but…

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Cyprus remains in spotlight

makis - Jan 25, 2017

The issues of security, including the presence of Turkish troops, which form the biggest obstacles to the reunification of ethnically divided Cyprus, are being seen “through new…

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Kotzias calls for scrapping of system of guarantees in Cyprus

Sokratis - Jan 21, 2017

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias over the weekend repeated his call for the dismantling of the system of guarantees and the removal of Turkish forces from the…

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Kotzias: “We must respect the outcome of the elections in the USA”

makis - Nov 14, 2016

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias underlined the need to respect the outcome of the presidential elections in the USA, during the extraordinary EU meeting called…

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Foreign Affairs Ministry: Greece is not discussing the Cham issue

Panos - Oct 06, 2016

In a press release issued on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has clarified that Greece will not be discussion the issue of Cham Albanians with Albanian…

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Kotzias rejects claims by Albanian counterpart

Panos - Oct 05, 2016

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has denied claims by his Albanian counterpart Ditmir Bushati that the two countries submitted a non-paper to the European Union that included…

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Kotzias to attend OSCE meeting in Potsdam

Panos - Aug 31, 2016

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will travel to Potsdam, Germany, to attend Thursday’s informal OSCE foreign ministers’ meeting to discuss common challenges in the OSCE region. Talks…

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Kotzias and Cavusoglu underline necessity for developing bilateral ties

Panos - Aug 29, 2016

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…

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Kotzias in FYROM to address meeting of country’s ambassadors

Panos - Aug 25, 2016

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will on Thursday visit Skopje, capital of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), to address an annual gathering of FYROM ambassadors.…