First statement from Greece after the tension at the press conference: We want a positive agenda

First statement from Greece after the tension at the press conference: We want a positive agenda

At the press conference held after the meeting between Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in Ankara yesterday, the first statement came from Greece about the tension.

Greece the statement made by the government, a day after tensions they experienced during the press conference of the foreign ministers despite their differences with Turkey a “positive agenda” indicated that they wanted Greece in the statement made by the Foreign Ministry, tension reduction request was noted.


Greece said in a statement the Foreign Ministry, “Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis government has a clear will for supporting a positive agenda with Turkey” used expressions Greece “a series of cooperation especially in the economic sector” to take care of that as well, he added.


“Always Greece, which depends on international law and European values, there are certain arguments, and they are known. Both bilateral and Turkey there are differences within the framework of the EU-Turkey and still continues to be the” statements in the report is used, Greece’s international legal protection to He added that he was determined.

In the statement, it was stated that Dendias exchanged ideas with Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in order to increase the contacts between the peoples of the two countries, and it was noted that the Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy, Costas Frangoyannis, presented a list of 15 items for cooperation in the field of economy during these contacts.

In the statement, the Turkish side also offered its own proposals on certain points, and it was emphasized that the parties agreed to work on the steps to be taken in these areas in the future.

The statement drew attention as the first statement made by Greece after the tension experienced during the press release after the visit of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to Ankara the other day.


At the press conference held by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu with his Greek counterpart Dendias the other day, there were moments that could be described as ‘historical’. At the press conference, which started in a friendly atmosphere, Çavuşoğlu gave Dendias the right to speak, saying “we must move forward with a positive agenda”. However Dendias will head to Turkey, Greece, taken once more after Cavusoglu said violates the sovereign rights of the accused and the Greek Minister had reacted with harsh words.

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