Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke at the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly about the challenges that “require action today and not discussion tomorrow”.
He also spoke of the fact that despite the difficult times “we remain united and innovative with an unprecedented determination to work together and to improve the world of our nations.”
In addition, he referred to the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region and to the Greek-Turkish relations. In particular, he said that Turkey’s actions undoubtedly undermined international law and threatened the security and stability of the wider Eastern Mediterranean region but also of all EU member states. “The European Union has made it crystal clear that unilateral action will not go unanswered as long as the sovereign rights of the EU Member States are threatened,” he said.
However, the Greek Prime Minister expressed his optimism: “Everyone understands that the continuous escalation of tensions can not continue. I refuse to believe that cooperation between close neighbours is not possible.”
“The launch of exploratory talks between the two countries, which was announced two days ago, is a step in the right direction. If President Erdogan really believes that the United Nations is a beacon of hope and a stronghold of global cooperation, then I urge him to act in accordance with their values,” he added.