“Greece’s borders are immovable and non-negotiable,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday in a message to Turkey and Europe. “Any problems Greece may have with Turkey or other countries are automatically problems of the European Union,” he said in an effort to make the Greek-Turkish problems a European issue.
He stressed that when Turkey is “redesigning” the map of the Mediterranean, it is not only provoking Greece but all Europe.”
He called on the EU to react to Turkish provocations against Greece.
“Greece has always been a pillar of stability and security in the Eastern Mediterranean,” he underlined.
In an interview with French political magazine Politique Internationale ahead of his visit to Paris, Mitsotakis announced that he will officially ask for the reduction of the primary surplus target in 2020.
Greece meets all the requirements in order to achieve the desired result, he said adding that the 3.5 percent primary surplus target was agreed during the SYRIZA government when nobody trusted Greece.
“This was not the case anymore and it would not make sense to retain it,” he added.
The Greek Prime Minister is to meet with President Emmannuel Macron early afternoon.
It is the second visit of Mitsotakis to Paris since he assumed the office last summer.
Currently, France appears to be the strongest ally of Greece.