Always attached to international law and European values, Greece has very specific positions which are well known. With regard to all relations with Turkey, both bilaterally and within the framework of the EU – Turkey, disputes have existed and do exist.
However, at the same time, as it was said during the contacts yesterday of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias in Ankara, there is a clear will of the Mitsotakis government to promote a positive agenda in the relations of the two countries and a whole wide range of cooperation.
In the economic and commercial sphere, in particular, the positive agenda can help create a climate of de-escalation and improvement of relations. At the same time, the strengthening of contacts between the two peoples was considered by the two parties and in this context, views were exchanged in this direction, which could be applied after the end of the pandemic.
The Greek side, through the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of economic diplomacy, Kostas Fragogiannis, proposed 15 points of cooperation in the economic field. At the same time, the Turkish side also proposed certain points.
The two parties agreed to work together for the next steps to be taken in this area during the next contacts between the two countries, at all levels.