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Greek PM calls on EU leaders to “work together to eradicate smugglers preying on desperate people’

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for deeper cooperation against human smugglers after two tragic shipwrecks with 30 dead migrants in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday.

Arriving at the European Political Community summit in Prague and in a statement at the doorstep, Mitsotakis expressed his deep sorrow for the loss of human lives and said:

I would like to express my deep sorrow for the loss of human lives this morning and late last night in two different shipwrecks in the Aegean, in spite of the heroic efforts of the Greek coast guard. I believe the time has come to truly cooperate in a much more substantial way, in order to avoid a repetition of such incidents in the future and to completely eradicate the smugglers who prey upon innocent people, desperate people, who try to reach the European continent in vessels which are clearly not seaworthy.”

pictures form the dramatic rescue on Kythera

 

Check also KTG report: Over 30 migrants dead in two shipwrecks off Kythera and Lesvos (videos)

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