Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ meeting with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Washington DC.

During the meeting, they discussed issues of international and regional interest, with emphasis on the latest developments in the Middle East and Ukraine.

The two leaders briefly reviewed bilateral relations after their last meeting in Ankara last May.

The Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction for the cooperation with the Turkish authorities in the fight against illegal immigration.

The two leaders agreed on the mutual benefit of maintaining a climate of calmness in bilateral relations. They also agreed to intensify cooperation to achieve the goal of doubling the volume of bilateral trade.

Furthermore, they discussed their next meeting which will take place in September in New York, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

The Prime Minister referred to the Cyprus issue, stressing that 50 years after the tragedy of 1974, it is not possible for Cyprus, an EU member state, to remain divided and reiterated the need to resume talks for the resolution of the Cyprus issue.