Greece Foreign Minister hopes for development of relations with Turkey

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Yorgos Geraperpetritis, expressed the hope of achieving progress in relations with Turkey in matters relating to the distinction between the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.

The Foreign Ministry of Greece published the text of an interview with the head of Greek diplomacy to the Egyptian television channel El- Kahire.

In an interview with the Greek television channel, Geraperparitis attracted attention to the conversation with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, as well as to meet the Prime Minister of Greece Kiriakos Mitsotakis with President Tayyip Erdogan in the sidelines of the NATO summit in Vilnius.

“After discussions of issues, including in the field of trade, economics, civil defense, tourism and development, we want to work on bilateral interaction in those areas that are of mutual interest for the two countries,” said Greece Foreign Minister

According to him, the main disagreements between Turkey and Greece are related to issues such as the distinction between the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf. “I hope that we can advance our political dialogue,” herapetritis noted.

President Erdogan met with the Prime Minister of Greece Mitsotakis on July 11 on the fields of the NATO summit in Vilnius.

Greek prime minister noted a “positive attitude in relations”, which “meets the interests of both states.”

In addition, Mitsikitis announced plans to hold the next meeting with Erdogan in Thessaloniki as part of a high -level cooperation council.