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Greece and Japan sign Joint Statement of Strategic Cooperation

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida at the prime minister’s residence in Tokyo, where they signed a Joint Statement of Strategic Cooperation between Greece and Japan. “With this statement, our countries significantly upgrade their strategic relations and we inaugurate a field of close cooperation over a …

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Mitsotakis to visit ethnic Greeks minority in south Albania; FM in Tirana

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to carry out a planned visit to Himare, Livadhja and Dervician in southern Albania on Thursday, where he will have meetings with members and representatives of the Greek ethnic minority in the neighboring country, the prime minister’s press office said. The visit was originally scheduled …

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Greek, Israeli defense ministers stress importance of ties

The defense ministers of Israel and Greece on Friday stressed the importance of maintaining strong alliances to tackle global and regional threats, citing challenges such as the war in Ukraine and ongoing tension in the eastern Mediterranean. “The world is changing,” Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said after meeting in …

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German Chancellor Scholz to visit Thessaloniki, FM Baerbock in Athens

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will travel to Thessaloniki next Friday, June 10, following an invitaiton by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. According to Wolfgang Büchner, Deputy Spokesperson of the Federal Government, Scholz will attend a dinner within the framework of the summit of the South East European Cooperation Process taking place …

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Greece-Russia sign cooperation protocol ahead of PM’s visit to Moscow

Ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Moscow, the Greek-Russian Joint Interministerial Committee signed a cooperation protocol that includes a series of agreements on tourism, energy, transport, science and technology cooperation, inter-regional cooperation, cultural issues, as well as issues relating to tax administration. The protocol was signed …

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Greece backs entry of North Macedonia to EU, says Sakellaropoulou

Greece “strongly supports North Macedonia ‘s EU accession process,” President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou said during an official dinner in honor of North Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski, the first visit,  on Tuesday. She added that the European integration of the West Balkans is a strategic goal. President Pendarovski …

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Health Ministry : Doctors, dentists to decide if patient needs Rapid test ahead of examination

Confusion about whether patients will need a Rapid test to visit a medical doctor or a dentist in Greece may come to an end after a relevant ministerial decision was published in the official gazette and is in effect as of today, Monday, September 27, 2021. The latest ministerial decision …

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Mitsotakis and Erdogan to hold a meeting on June 14

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a meeting on June 14 at the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels. This was agreed during an official visit of Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Athens where he had talks with the prime minister …

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Greek PM calls on Turkey to dial down aggressive rhetoric ahead of FM Cavusoglu’s visit

The only way for an effective rapprochement with Ankara to take place would be for Turkey to cease all provocative and illegal activities and to dial down the aggressive rhetoric, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday, ahead of the visit of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Athens.. …

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Turkish FM Cavusoglu to visit Greece on May 31

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will pay a visit to Greece on Monday, May 31, for talks with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias, Turkish media report. Talks are expected to focus on Greece’s Muslim minority in western Thrace, claims the newspaper Yeni Safak. The daily notes that Cavusoglu accepted the …

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Turkish FM has accepted invitation to visit Athens, says Greek FM Dendias

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accepted an invitation by his Greek counterpart to visit Athens, Nikos Dendias said at the Delphi Economic Forum VI in Athens on Friday, though no specific date has been agreed on. “Of course I will meet Cavusoglu. I have invited him to Greece and …

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Greek FM Dendia’s visit to Turkey postponed due to NATO emergency meeting

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will delay a planned visit to Turkey by one day to Thursday because of a scheduling conflict with a meeting of NATO ministers, the Foreign Ministry in Athens said on Tuesday. The visit comes amid tensions over territorial disputes between Ankara and Athens, underlined this …

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Greece struggles to limit Turkey’s influence in Libya

During his visit to Libya, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias raised the issue of maritime border demarcation saying that the memorandum signed between Turkey and the previous Libyan government was “illegal.” He implied that the two countries may proceed with delineation of mutual maritime borders in the Mediterranean Sea. And he …

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Greek PM visits USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier currently in Souda

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday visited the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier moored at the Souda naval base in Crete since last Saturday. The Prime Minister referred to the upcoming celebration of the 200th anniversary since the Greek Revolution of 1821, but to Greece’s ties with the United …

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