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Greece Prime Minister Meets With The Minister Of Foreign Affairs Of Israel

Greece prime minister meets with the minister of foreign affairs of Israel

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met at the Maximos Palace with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, who is in Athens for tomorrow’s meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the tripartite Greece-Israel-Cyprus – October 26, 2020 The main topic of discussion was the development of bilateral relations in a number of areas, as well as regional cooperation schemes in the light of the new opportunities that open
up after the historic agreement on the normalization of Israel’s relations with the United Arab Emirates. Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Gabi Ashkenazi exchanged views on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and the tensions that Turkey is causing in its relations with its wider neighborhood. They also spoke of the dangerous instrumentalization of religion by the Turkish leadership in its confrontation with the West. The Prime Minister reiterated to the Israeli Foreign Minister that Greece from the beginning raised the issue of Turkish provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean as an issue that goes beyond the core of Greek-Turkish relations and touches on vital European interests. This, as he underlined, is proven even more after the last insulting statements of the Turkish leadership against the French President Emanuel Macron. Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Gabi Ashkenazi also discussed the management of the second wave of the pandemic and exchanged views on practices and measures. The Prime Minister informed the Israeli Foreign Minister about the targeted measures that the government is now taking in this phase of the pandemic, as well as about the latest package that includes a mask inside all indoor and outdoor areas and a restriction of night traffic. From the Greek side, the meeting was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Themistoklis Demiris, the Director of the Diplomatic Office of the Prime Minister Eleni Sourani and the Deputy Government Spokesperson Aristotle Peloni. Source: Government of Greece

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