Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met today, at Maximos Mansion, with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Annalena Baerbock.
During the meeting, they discussed issues of bilateral, regional and international interest.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented our country’s views on dealing with the energy crisis and on the need to take measures so that energy markets can return to normal operation, while they also exchanged views on the Prime Minister’s recent proposal to create a Europe-wide mechanism for industry, to reduce consumption rather than give compensations.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated that the energy crisis related to rising prices is a European problem that requires a European solution. In addition, he presented the initiatives undertaken by the government in order for Greece to become a gateway to the EU for the transfer of energy.
During the meeting, they also exchanged views on the latest developments regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the coordination of European actions to support Kiev.
The Prime Minister informed the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany about the latest developments in Greek-Turkish relations. He reiterated our country’s firm position that Greece wants open channels of communication with Turkey, based on International Law and good neighborly relations. He underlined, however, that Turkish provocations and sovereignty disputes are a threat to regional stability and cannot be tolerated by Greece or the EU.
Regarding the migration issue, an issue that concerns all of Europe, the Prime Minister reiterated that Greece guards its borders, which are also European borders, with respect to International Law and human rights.
The meeting was attended, from the Greek side, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Themistoklis Demiris, the Greek Ambassador to Germany Mara Marinaki, the Director of the Prime Minister’s Diplomatic Office, Ambassador Anna-Maria Boura and the Alternative Government Spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni.