Announcement on the meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, in the presence of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Greece and Turkey.

The meeting took place in a good atmosphere. Mr. Mitsotakis and Mr. Erdogan agreed that it is to the benefit of both countries that the positive climate formed in bilateral relations over recent months has continuity and consistency.

To this end, the two sides agreed to build on the positive momentum and activate multiple channels of communication between the two countries in the coming period. They agreed to hold the next meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council between Greece and Turkey in Thessaloniki in the fall.

They tasked the Ministers of Foreign Affairs to guide the process and keep the leaders informed on progress.

The Prime Minister stressed that he looks forward to more frequent contacts at all levels, in order to build a climate of trust and the conditions that will lead to an improvement in Greek-Turkish relations.