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Greece protests to UN Libya ‘s declaration of 24 nm contiguous zone

In a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Greece’s has protested Libya ’s recent decision to declare a 24-nautical mile contiguous zone, extending beyond its 12-nautical mile territorial sea, saying it violates international law in three key respects. In the letter which is dated 17. January 2024, Greece’s representative …

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Theophano Prize 2023 awarded to UN Antonio Guterres

This year’s Empress Theophano Prize is awarded to the United Nations in the name of António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General. The award is dedicated to the humanitarian role in multilateral leadership that works as a catalyst to address global challenges. The 4th Award of the pan-European Empress Theophano Prize is …

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Erdogan urges UN members to recognize illegally occupied territories in Cyprus

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the global community to recognize the independence of the illegally occupied territories of Northern Cyprus. Reiterating his call made at the UN General Assembly last year, Erdogan asked the global community to recognize the independence of the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”, to establish …

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Greece opposes Libya maritime zones claims in letter to UN

In a letter to the United Nations secretary-general, Greece’s permanent representative to the UN, Evangelos Sekeris, expressed Athens’ complete opposition to Libya’s claims regarding the limits of its maritime zones, as reflected in a verbal communication from the Tripoli government to Cairo. According to Greek diplomatic sources on Thursday, Libya …

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Greece denounces the illegal Turko-Libyan memorandum to UN

Greece has submitted a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlining the background of the illegal Turkish-Libyan memorandum. The Permanent Representative of Greece to the UN, Maria Theofili, underlined in the letter that “Greece maintains all its rights under international law and calls on Libya and Turkey to respect the …

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Operation IRINI seizes illegal cargo for Libya, MV MEERDIJK led to Greece

Operation mechanism IRINI has seized vehicle modified for military use in Libya that is under arms embargo by the United Nations. Merchant vessel MV MEERDIJK with a flag from the Netherlands has been ordered to the port of Almyros by Volos in Central Greece, local media report on Thursday, November …

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Greece to raise naked migrants issue with UN; Turkey claims “fake news”

Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Monday that he will inform the United Nations on the issue of 92 naked migrants collected at the Evros river, the natural border with Turkey  on Friday. He once again accused Turkey of mistreating migrants. Speaking to Skai TV,  Mitarakis said …

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Greece FM sends letters to UN, NATO over absurd Turkish claims

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will send letters to all members of the UN Security Council and to the UN Secretary General, as well as the secretary general of NATO, in the wake of the unprecedented statements made by Turkish officials’ in recent days. The statements made by the Turkish …

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Greece: “Negotiations only when Turkish ships withdraw from Greek continental shelf”

“Negotiations with Turkey can be held as soon as Turkish ships withdraw from the Greek continental shelf” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated Greece ‘s position while in New York for a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday. Dendias briefed Guterres on Turkey’s provocations against peace and regional stability …

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Greece has a role and a say in the situation in Libya, FM Dendias tells Guterres

Greece, as a neighbour of Libya that is directly affected by developments there and as a factor for stability in the region, also has a role and a say in the situation in Libya, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias stressed during his meeting in Geneva with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. …

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UN to post coordinates of EEZ maps of Turkey-Libya Agreement

United Nations’ Division for Ocean Affairs will post the geographical coordinates outlined in the maritime border agreement signed by Turkey and Libya in November 2019. Including the memorandum’s sea zone maps in the UN’s database is expected to give them an official character. Athens is concerned, however, it tries to …

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Turkey submits MoU to UN to register “maritime boundaries” with Libya

“Turkey has applied to United Nations to register the agreement signed with Libya that sets  the countries’ maritime boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean,” Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday. Citing diplomatic sources, Anadolu said Ankara applied to the UN to register the memorandum on Wednesday. A Foreign Ministry official confirmed …

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Greece sends letters to UN objecting Turkey-Libya agreement

Greece has lodged objections to the United Nations over the agreement between Libya and Turkey mapping out maritime boundaries as a violation of international law, the Greek government spokesman said on Tuesday. “This agreement was compiled in bad faith, it violates the Law of the Sea” government spokesman Stelios Petsas …

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Mitsotakis Mati Tragedy: At UN he blames “climate change,” at home “Syriza”

Greeks were stunned to hear Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, saying on Monday that the devastating fire in Mati was due to the climate change. You see, ever since the disaster that caused the lives of 102 people in july 2018, New Democracy has been accusing the Regional governor of Attica, …

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Nimetz: Consequences profound and dangerous if Prespes Agreement…

“If the Prespes Agreement does not come into effect the consequences will be profound and dangerous,” UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the talks between Greece and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Matthew Nimetz said in an exclusive interview with Athens news agency. In response to a question by ANA, …

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