Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos expressed to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, Greece’s strong condemnation of Turkey’s illegal actions in Cyprus’ EEZ, during their meeting on the margins of the 129th Session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, in Helsinki.
After the meeting, Minister Katrougalos stated to journalists that he expressed to his Turkish counterpart Greece’s unreserved condemnation of the unilateral illegal actions of Turkey in Cyprus’ EEZ, asking that these activities immediately stop.
The two Foreign Ministers also discussed the need to de-escalate the tension in the Aegean, in order to avoid an accident, which is an unwanted possibility for both countries, as Minister Katrougalos said. In this context, Greek Foreign Minister stressed that Turkey should stop violating the Greek airspace, underlining the importance of the confidence-building measures, agreed between the Turkish President and the Greek Prime Minister, during the latter’s recent official visit to Turkey.
The two Ministers agreed on the need to deepen discussions on the confidence-building measures and the Turkish delegation’s visit to the Greek Defence Ministry on Monday, 20 May, constitutes a step towards this direction, Katrougalos said.
Source: Cyprus News Agency