The will of Greece not to fuel with constant statements the escalation of the tension with Turkey, highlighted the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias, in his statements, upon his arrival at the Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Procedure South East European Cooperation, taking place in Thessaloniki.
Asked to comment on the recent escalation of Turkish rhetoric, with particular emphasis on the issue of demilitarization, Mr. Dendias noted that the Greek side is not going to contribute with “insulting statements, with irregular, illegal, irrational claims, with allegations beyond the limits of International Law in a constant escalation with the neighbor Turkey “.
“We always look forward to resolving all disputes within the framework of International Law, the International Law of the Sea, with a clear priority of protecting the territorial integrity of all states,” he said.
As he said,” what matters to Europe, to the world, is to realize that revisions lead nowhere “.
According to the Greek Foreign Minister, this deadlocked nature of the revisions is the great lesson from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which highlights the need for reconciliation between the states on the real basis of the problems, as well as the creation of prosperity and cooperation between peoples. .
“I repeat, Greece is not going to feed this escalation of tension with constant statements. We are moving in a different perception and in a different logic “, Mr. Dendias underlined.
More broadly regarding the agenda of the Summit, he stressed that this includes the European perspective, values, the rule of law, human rights, stability and economic development.
“Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will have the opportunity to develop the firm Greek positions and, I think, to take another step forward compatible with our foreign policy, as it develops in all areas “, said Mr. Dendias about the work of the Summit, which will be chaired by the Greek Prime Minister.