Tuesday , January 31 2023

Highlights of the Month - December 2019

Foreign Ministers of Greece and North Macedonia meet in Athens

    Relations provide a true example of good neighbourly relations   Greece is unwavering in its commitment to the Western Balkans and their accession to the European Union, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said during joint statements with North Macedonia counterpart Bujar Osmani at the Foreign Ministry on December …

Read More »

Greece and Lebanon promote stability cooperation in East Med

    Congratulations on the ‘historic agreement’   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias held a meeting in Athens on November 11th with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lebanon, Abdallah Bou Habib (pictured above), within the context of the latter’s working visit to Greece. The two …

Read More »

Foreign Minister visits the Italian Republic

    “Our countries have chosen a path of full cooperation and friendship; we hope that other countries will decide to follow suit.”   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias visited Italy on November 16th where he held talks with the new Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani (pictured above). This …

Read More »

Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Niger

      Strong diplomatic engagement and the upgrading of Greece’s presence in the region   At the beginning of the month, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias travelled to Niamey, the capital of Niger, marking the first-ever visit by a Greek Foreign Minister to this country. During his stay …

Read More »

Greece and Malta see their national interests converging

    Countries agree to expand cooperation with specific steps   Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with his Maltese counterpart Ian Borg in Valletta on October 10th. The talks focused on the deepening of Greek-Maltese relations and cooperation within the EU and international organisations, the migration-refugees issue, the Russian invasion …

Read More »

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH - NOVEMBER 2019

Foreign Ministers of Greece and North Macedonia meet in Athens

    Relations provide a true example of good neighbourly relations   Greece is unwavering in its commitment to the Western Balkans and their accession to the European Union, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said during joint statements with North Macedonia counterpart Bujar Osmani at the Foreign Ministry on December …

Read More »

Greece and Lebanon promote stability cooperation in East Med

    Congratulations on the ‘historic agreement’   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias held a meeting in Athens on November 11th with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lebanon, Abdallah Bou Habib (pictured above), within the context of the latter’s working visit to Greece. The two …

Read More »

Foreign Minister visits the Italian Republic

    “Our countries have chosen a path of full cooperation and friendship; we hope that other countries will decide to follow suit.”   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias visited Italy on November 16th where he held talks with the new Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani (pictured above). This …

Read More »

Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Niger

      Strong diplomatic engagement and the upgrading of Greece’s presence in the region   At the beginning of the month, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias travelled to Niamey, the capital of Niger, marking the first-ever visit by a Greek Foreign Minister to this country. During his stay …

Read More »

Greece and Malta see their national interests converging

    Countries agree to expand cooperation with specific steps   Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with his Maltese counterpart Ian Borg in Valletta on October 10th. The talks focused on the deepening of Greek-Maltese relations and cooperation within the EU and international organisations, the migration-refugees issue, the Russian invasion …

Read More »

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2019

Foreign Ministers of Greece and North Macedonia meet in Athens

 

Συνάντηση του υπουργού Εξωτερικών, Νίκου Δένδια, με τον υπουργό Εξωτερικών της Βόρειας Μακεδονίας, Bujar Osmani, Πέμπτη 15 Δεκεμβρίου 2022.
(ΣΩΤΗΡΗΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ/EUROKINISSI)

 

Relations provide a true example of good neighbourly relations

 

Greece is unwavering in its commitment to the Western Balkans and their accession to the European Union, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said during joint statements with North Macedonia counterpart Bujar Osmani at the Foreign Ministry on December 15th, adding that revisionist forces must not be allowed to take advantage of the long process of accession.

“You can always rely on our friendship and our support,” Minister Dendias said, noting that the commitment to North Macedonia’s and the entire Western Balkan region’s accession was further proven by the convening of the first intergovernmental conference between Greece and North Macedonia in 2022.

The two Ministers discussed collaboration in sectors such as renewable energy sources, green energy and the defence industry, he said, which would benefit the two countries, as well NATO.

They also discussed the interconnector natural gas pipeline between the two countries and the Greek Air Force’s patrol of North Macedonia’s airspace surveillance that began in 2019 under the NATO framework.

The Greek Head of Diplomacy also congratulated his counterpart for his country’s assumption of the rotating Presidency of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe in 2023 at a challenging time, especially after Russia’s catastrophic invasion of Ukraine and said Greece would support the effort in every way it could.

At the press conference, Minister Dendias also welcomed the Egyptian President’s decree delimiting the western maritime borders of Egypt, which he called a great confirmation of Greece’s faith in International Law and the Law of the Sea that contributes to the entire region, unlike the Tripoli-Turkey memoranda.

On his part, Minister Osmani expressed his satisfaction that the relations between the two countries provide a true example of good neighbourly relations and said it provided a foundation for a long and stable collaboration based on mutual trust and respect.

Particularly, he noted that the Prespes Agreement provides a base for further collaboration and boosting of mutual relations and he thanked Greece for its support during the accession process, relying on it for an exchange of experiences and know-how.

He noted that the good political relations between the two countries have created new conditions for economic collaboration, citing figures from 2018 showing that trade between the two countries has risen by 100% (from 853 million euros), and is expected to reach over 1.6 billion euros this year (2022).

The two countries can further improve this, he said, while he also noted that direct Greek investments in North Macedonia, amounting to 620 million euros, hold a large share of his country’s GDP, while business relations and collaboration could expand further.

Greece and Lebanon promote stability cooperation in East Med

 

 

Congratulations on the ‘historic agreement’

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias held a meeting in Athens on November 11th with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lebanon, Abdallah Bou Habib (pictured above), within the context of the latter’s working visit to Greece.

The two Foreign Ministers had a one-on-one meeting and expanded talks then took place, followed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on the abolition of entry visas for holders of diplomatic and service passports, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Diplomatic Education.

Minister Dendias in joint statements with Minister Habib said the agreement between Lebanon and Israel is an example and shows that the delimitation of maritime zones is possible in every case but with one key condition – respect for International Law. He reiterated that this agreement was an example of a peaceful settlement of differences and urged other countries to follow this example. “This development paves the way for the adaptation of the equivalent agreement between Lebanon and Cyprus, for which the deliberations have already began,” Minister Dendias underlined.

Addressing his Lebanese counterpart, the Greek Foreign Minister congratulated him for the ‘historic agreement’ on the delimitation of the maritime zones between Lebanon and Israel, which was brokered by the US, and he also pointed out that Greece was the first country to welcome this agreement as a key factor for the stabilisation of the situation in the Middle East.

Minister Dendias said that Greece is looking forward to the delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone with Libya when an elected government exists in that country. “This would create another triangle of stability: Greece, Egypt, Libya, in the Eastern Mediterranean. We would also wish for this example to extend to our neighbour Turkey. We hope to be in position, after the elections in Turkey, to negotiate with Turkey the only bilateral difference [between the two countries], always according to the International Law of the Sea”.

On Greek-Lebanese bilateral relations, Minister Dendias said that relations with Lebanon have always had a huge importance and he expressed the will for deeper cooperation, while he referred to the memoranda that they had just signed and offered assurances that Greece will continue to show solidarity with the people of Lebanon. He also underlined that Greece is looking forward to a trilateral meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Greece, Cyprus and Lebanon.

During their meeting, the two Ministers were also said to have discussed the challenges facing the international community in Europe, the Middle East, as well as the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

On his part, Minister Habib briefed Minister Dendias on the huge difficulties that Lebanon is facing due to the millions of displaced Syrians hosted in its territory. The two heads of diplomacy discussed in particular the need to deal with this phenomenon with the EU’s support.

The Greek Minister pledged to do whatever is possible so that the Lebanese Foreign Minister would be invited to a working breakfast with the EU Foreign Ministers, during which he will be able to clearly outline the challenges his country is facing, as well as the solutions that he proposes.

The visiting Foreign Minister spoke extensively about the refugee issue in Lebanon, with 2 million Syrian refugees in a country of 4 million and nearly 1 million Lebanese in the diaspora. His country subsidises basic goods like bread, he said, 40% of which is consumed by Syrian refugees. Living in Lebanon for the last 11 years since the war started in their country, they depend on funding from the UN’s High Commission for Refugees and from the European Union to remain in Lebanon, he said.

Foreign Minister visits the Italian Republic

 

 

“Our countries have chosen a path of full cooperation and friendship; we hope that other countries will decide to follow suit.”

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias visited Italy on November 16th where he held talks with the new Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani (pictured above). This was the Minister of Foreign Affairs’ first meeting with his Italian counterpart since the latter took office in October. The two Foreign Ministers had a one-on-one meeting, followed by expanded talks.

Afterwards, the Foreign Minister had a working lunch with the new Chair of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Stefania Craxi, at the Greek Embassy Residence (below left). Lastly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs had a meeting with the new Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign and Community Affairs of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Giulio Tremonti (below right).

The Minister of Foreign Affairs’ talks with Italian officials during his stay in Rome focused, inter alia, on further strengthening bilateral relations, EU-related issues, on the problem of migration and refugees, Turkey’s provocative stance, the situation in Libya, developments in Ukraine, as well as on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

At a joint press conference with Minister Tajani, Minister Dendias was asked if Turkey’s threatening stance was due to the upcoming elections in the neighbouring country and he answered that: “We are all aware that Turkey is going through a pre-election period but this can’t be an excuse for its threats against Greece.”

On his part, Minister Tajani stated that “differences are not resolved through threats and unilateral actions,” while adding that “Greece’s sovereignty over the islands of the Aegean can’t be disputed. Our position is that problems are solved through dialogue.”

The migration and refugee issue, Minister Dendias underlined is a major challenge for the countries of southern Europe, which bear the heaviest burden. “It is not easy to solve the problem if there are no efforts to improve the situation in Libya. Europe should try harder for a resolution of the entire situation there and our cooperation with Italy on this issue is very close”.

Minister Tajani said that “in Brussels we found a climate of dialogue. The countries of southern Europe should not be left to cope on their own in a state of emergency that concerns tens of thousands of people who should be relocated to other countries of the Union. Italy and Greece have always shown solidarity to people in a difficult situation but cannot host all of them for extended periods of time. The current rules can be improved upon, the Dublin Treaty appears to be tired and, of course, the primary issue remains European solidarity”.

“Italy and Greece have several challenges in common such as the diversification of energy sources and energy is a very important issue even now that Greece is becoming a hub for gas and seismic prospecting,” in search of raw materials said the Greek Minister. “Italy is Greece’s most important trading partner and many Greek companies have invested in Italy and vice versa. The Agreement on Exclusive Economic Zones between Italy and Greece is based on the International Law of the Sea; what we have done together shows that our countries have chosen a path of full cooperation and friendship, we hope that other countries will decide to follow suit,” added Minister Dendias.

Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Niger

 

 

 

Strong diplomatic engagement and the upgrading of Greece’s presence in the region

 

At the beginning of the month, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias travelled to Niamey, the capital of Niger, marking the first-ever visit by a Greek Foreign Minister to this country.

During his stay in Niger, the Minister of Foreign Affairs was received by the President of Niger Mohamed Bazoum (pictured above) and held a one-on-one meeting with his counterpart, Hassoumi Massoudou (pictured below), followed by expanded talks.

This was followed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Political Consultations and a Memorandum of Understanding on Diplomatic Training and a series of meetings with other officials from the Government of Niger.

Talks were said to have covered bilateral relations, cooperation in the International Organisation of La Francophonie, developments in the Sahel region, as well as a series of regional challenges, such as the migration/refugee issue and terrorism.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Niger, his fifth trip to Sub-Saharan Africa within 12 months, reflects Greece’s strong diplomatic engagement and the upgrading of Greece’s presence in the region.

In his opening remarks at the expanded talks with his Nigerien counterpart, Minister Dendias said that Greece understands the challenges faced by Sub-Saharan countries such as “food insecurity, climate change, irregular migration, terrorism,” the Greek Ministry said.

He also noted that Greece considers the Mediterranean a bridge between continents, noting that “Africa will be the biggest continent, population-wise, in the world in a few years.” As Niger is an important and emerging power, and an economy growing at a spectacular pace, he added, Greece would like Niger to “understand the challenges we are facing in our region.”

The two Foreign Ministers also talked about migration flows and refugees and discussed the enhancing of Greece-Niger cooperation within the UN and within L’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

In press statements, Minister Dendias noted Niger’s tremendous significance for EU security, which both Greece and the EU must help maintain, and in terms of being a large uranium producer.

He also underlined that “we, Greece, are closer to the African continent than one might think. From our southern big island, which is Crete, it is just a 20 minutes flight to the coast of Africa. Historically also, we Greeks have seen the Mediterranean Sea as a bridge between the two continents. It was never in history a border; it was always a bridge. A bridge of people, a bridge for trade, a bridge for commerce, a bridge for cultural education.”

“So, we would like to strengthen our relations with you. Αnd as we are trying to understand your challenges, we would like you, as the up-and-coming power that you are… to understand the challenges we are facing in our region.”

 

Above from left: Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visiting the premises of EUCAP Sahel Niger in Niamey; at a UNICEF event.

Greece and Malta see their national interests converging

 

 

Countries agree to expand cooperation with specific steps

 

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with his Maltese counterpart Ian Borg in Valletta on October 10th. The talks focused on the deepening of Greek-Maltese relations and cooperation within the EU and international organisations, the migration-refugees issue, the Russian invasion to Ukraine and the developments in Libya and in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Minister Dendias underlined that Greece and Malta share a common maritime tradition and a common homeland, the Mediterranean Sea. “Our countries share the same strong commitment to peace and stability based on International Law, including the International Law of the Sea, and of course the principles of the United Nations Charter. Principles referring to respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all countries, as well as the prohibition of violence, the use of force and the threat of use of force,” he said, stressing that unfortunately these norms are under attack.

The Foreign Minister also stated that during the meeting, the situation in Libya was discussed and he reiterated his satisfaction that the European Union, Cyprus, the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Egypt and many other countries, have come out publicly and denounced the recent signing of the ‘memorandum’ between the government of Tripoli and Turkey. “For Greece, but also for Malta, it is a common goal to promote stability in Libya. And we should work in this direction within the EU and other international institutions”, he emphasised.

He referred to the words of the Prime Minister of Malta, Robert Abella, who in his recent speech to the UN General Assembly said that “Libya should transition to more peaceful, secure, stable and prosperous times” and indeed “without interference from foreign actors”.

He also noted that ways of strengthening the bilateral cooperation between Greece and Malta in the economy, tourism, renewable energy sources and logistics were discussed, as well as cooperation in the EU and the IMO, where the interests of the two countries converge.

He pointed out that they referred to the “common challenge of illegal immigration and how we can deal with it,” while reiterating the great importance that both countries attach to UNCLOS.

Minister Dendias congratulated Minister Borg on the election of Malta to the UN Security Council for the period 2023-2024 and noted that Greece “looks forward to building on the work it will do as a Member of the UNSC in 2025-26, as it is going to be elected in the 2024.”

It was also agreed to expand the cooperation of the two countries with specific steps, in the UN and other international organisations, as well as in trade, investments, but also in various forums among themselves in the MED9.

President of Malta George Vella also received the visiting Greek Foreign Minister during a courtesy call at Sant’Anton Palace.

 

Pictured above from left: Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, is granted an audience with President of Malta George Vella; with Speaker of the House of Representatives Anġlu Farrugia. Below: addressing a joint press conference with Maltese Foreign Minister Ian Borg.

Greece and Poland defend fundamental principles during Minister’s visit to Poland

 

 

Solidarity among EU Partners is the answer

 

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visited Warsaw on October 5th where he met with top Polish officials including the Speaker of the Lower House, Elzbieta Witek, and participated in the ‘Warsaw Security Forum’, specifically in the panel on: ‘The Resilient Future – Europe: What kind of EU Response to the Global Challenges’.

A one-on-one meeting with Polish Foreign Minister, Zbigniew Rau, took place followed by a working lunch.

The discussions at the above meetings focused on issues of bilateral and regional interest, such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine, developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, the situation in Libya, energy, as well as cooperation within the EU and NATO.

Minister Dendias focused on the war in Ukraine, relations with Turkey and reaffirmed the historic Greek-Polish relations in statements following his meeting with Polish counterpart, Zbigniew Rau. “We had a long discussion about forces of darkness that try to impose a new European order,” the Greek Minister said, “not based on common principles and values, such as International Law, but based on force and the threat of the use of force.”

“We discussed the on-going conflict in Ukraine following the Russian invasion. A conflict that has taken a turn for the worse following the illegal annexation of four Ukrainian provinces by Russia. Greece has condemned this act outrightly and has protested to the Russian side,” he added. “Our policy toward Ukraine is based on three principles: the fundamental principles of International Law, respect for the sovereignty and respect for the territorial integrity of all States, the prohibition of the use of force, the prohibition of the threat of use of force. I am so glad that Poland is adamant about upholding these principles,” he noted.

He made particular reference to Ukrainian cities with long historical ties to Greece such as Mariupol and Odessa. “We would like to help so as to ensure that the historic city centre of Odessa is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to create a cultural protection shield over it,” he said.

During his meeting he briefed Minister Rau of developments with Turkey and of the neighbouring country’s aggressive rhetoric. “Greece is not going to be deterred” or drag itself into a contest of words, he asserted. “We are content to see that the European Union, the US, Germany and our Egyptian friends have come out publicly to denounce Turkish practices,” the Greek Foreign Minister added, particularly after a new Turkey-Libyan memorandum signed recently. Both the previous and the recent ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ signed between the Government of Tripoli and Turkey are not only illegal, they are also null and void.

The two Ministers also discussed the issue of migration. In this respect, they condemned efforts to instrumentalise the plight of those seeking a better life. Both Poland and Greece have been victims of such ‘hybrid attacks’. In order to address them successfully, solidarity among EU partners is the answer.

Lastly, they discussed ways to enhance their bilateral relations, which are already at an excellent level. In this regard they addressed trade, investment, cooperation in the fields of tourism, renewable energy, etc.

Minister Dendias also invited Foreign Minister Rau to visit Greece after Poland completes its Chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Above from left: Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, pictured with the Speaker of the Lower House of the Republic of Poland, Elzbieta Witek; with his Polish counterpart, Minister Zbigniew Rau. Below: the Warsaw Security Forum.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2019

Foreign Ministers of Greece and North Macedonia meet in Athens

    Relations provide a true example of good neighbourly relations   Greece is unwavering in its commitment to the Western Balkans and their accession to the European Union, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said during joint statements with North Macedonia counterpart Bujar Osmani at the Foreign Ministry on December …

Read More »

Greece and Lebanon promote stability cooperation in East Med

    Congratulations on the ‘historic agreement’   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias held a meeting in Athens on November 11th with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lebanon, Abdallah Bou Habib (pictured above), within the context of the latter’s working visit to Greece. The two …

Read More »

Foreign Minister visits the Italian Republic

    “Our countries have chosen a path of full cooperation and friendship; we hope that other countries will decide to follow suit.”   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias visited Italy on November 16th where he held talks with the new Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani (pictured above). This …

Read More »

Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Niger

      Strong diplomatic engagement and the upgrading of Greece’s presence in the region   At the beginning of the month, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias travelled to Niamey, the capital of Niger, marking the first-ever visit by a Greek Foreign Minister to this country. During his stay …

Read More »

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH JULY/AUGUST 2019

Foreign Ministers of Greece and North Macedonia meet in Athens

    Relations provide a true example of good neighbourly relations   Greece is unwavering in its commitment to the Western Balkans and their accession to the European Union, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said during joint statements with North Macedonia counterpart Bujar Osmani at the Foreign Ministry on December …

Read More »

Greece and Lebanon promote stability cooperation in East Med

    Congratulations on the ‘historic agreement’   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias held a meeting in Athens on November 11th with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lebanon, Abdallah Bou Habib (pictured above), within the context of the latter’s working visit to Greece. The two …

Read More »

Foreign Minister visits the Italian Republic

    “Our countries have chosen a path of full cooperation and friendship; we hope that other countries will decide to follow suit.”   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias visited Italy on November 16th where he held talks with the new Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani (pictured above). This …

Read More »

Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Niger

      Strong diplomatic engagement and the upgrading of Greece’s presence in the region   At the beginning of the month, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias travelled to Niamey, the capital of Niger, marking the first-ever visit by a Greek Foreign Minister to this country. During his stay …

Read More »

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2019

Foreign Ministers of Greece and North Macedonia meet in Athens

    Relations provide a true example of good neighbourly relations   Greece is unwavering in its commitment to the Western Balkans and their accession to the European Union, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said during joint statements with North Macedonia counterpart Bujar Osmani at the Foreign Ministry on December …

Read More »

Greece and Lebanon promote stability cooperation in East Med

    Congratulations on the ‘historic agreement’   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias held a meeting in Athens on November 11th with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lebanon, Abdallah Bou Habib (pictured above), within the context of the latter’s working visit to Greece. The two …

Read More »

Foreign Minister visits the Italian Republic

    “Our countries have chosen a path of full cooperation and friendship; we hope that other countries will decide to follow suit.”   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias visited Italy on November 16th where he held talks with the new Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani (pictured above). This …

Read More »

Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Niger

      Strong diplomatic engagement and the upgrading of Greece’s presence in the region   At the beginning of the month, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias travelled to Niamey, the capital of Niger, marking the first-ever visit by a Greek Foreign Minister to this country. During his stay …

Read More »

Greece and Malta see their national interests converging

    Countries agree to expand cooperation with specific steps   Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with his Maltese counterpart Ian Borg in Valletta on October 10th. The talks focused on the deepening of Greek-Maltese relations and cooperation within the EU and international organisations, the migration-refugees issue, the Russian invasion …

Read More »

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH - MAY 2019

Foreign Ministers of Greece and North Macedonia meet in Athens

    Relations provide a true example of good neighbourly relations   Greece is unwavering in its commitment to the Western Balkans and their accession to the European Union, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said during joint statements with North Macedonia counterpart Bujar Osmani at the Foreign Ministry on December …

Read More »

Greece and Lebanon promote stability cooperation in East Med

    Congratulations on the ‘historic agreement’   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias held a meeting in Athens on November 11th with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lebanon, Abdallah Bou Habib (pictured above), within the context of the latter’s working visit to Greece. The two …

Read More »

Foreign Minister visits the Italian Republic

    “Our countries have chosen a path of full cooperation and friendship; we hope that other countries will decide to follow suit.”   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias visited Italy on November 16th where he held talks with the new Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani (pictured above). This …

Read More »

Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Niger

      Strong diplomatic engagement and the upgrading of Greece’s presence in the region   At the beginning of the month, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias travelled to Niamey, the capital of Niger, marking the first-ever visit by a Greek Foreign Minister to this country. During his stay …

Read More »

Greece and Malta see their national interests converging

    Countries agree to expand cooperation with specific steps   Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with his Maltese counterpart Ian Borg in Valletta on October 10th. The talks focused on the deepening of Greek-Maltese relations and cooperation within the EU and international organisations, the migration-refugees issue, the Russian invasion …

Read More »

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2019

Foreign Ministers of Greece and North Macedonia meet in Athens

    Relations provide a true example of good neighbourly relations   Greece is unwavering in its commitment to the Western Balkans and their accession to the European Union, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said during joint statements with North Macedonia counterpart Bujar Osmani at the Foreign Ministry on December …

Read More »

Greece and Lebanon promote stability cooperation in East Med

    Congratulations on the ‘historic agreement’   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias held a meeting in Athens on November 11th with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lebanon, Abdallah Bou Habib (pictured above), within the context of the latter’s working visit to Greece. The two …

Read More »

Foreign Minister visits the Italian Republic

    “Our countries have chosen a path of full cooperation and friendship; we hope that other countries will decide to follow suit.”   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias visited Italy on November 16th where he held talks with the new Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani (pictured above). This …

Read More »

Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Niger

      Strong diplomatic engagement and the upgrading of Greece’s presence in the region   At the beginning of the month, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias travelled to Niamey, the capital of Niger, marking the first-ever visit by a Greek Foreign Minister to this country. During his stay …

Read More »

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH - MARCH 2019

Foreign Ministers of Greece and North Macedonia meet in Athens

    Relations provide a true example of good neighbourly relations   Greece is unwavering in its commitment to the Western Balkans and their accession to the European Union, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said during joint statements with North Macedonia counterpart Bujar Osmani at the Foreign Ministry on December …

Read More »

Greece and Lebanon promote stability cooperation in East Med

    Congratulations on the ‘historic agreement’   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias held a meeting in Athens on November 11th with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lebanon, Abdallah Bou Habib (pictured above), within the context of the latter’s working visit to Greece. The two …

Read More »

Foreign Minister visits the Italian Republic

    “Our countries have chosen a path of full cooperation and friendship; we hope that other countries will decide to follow suit.”   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias visited Italy on November 16th where he held talks with the new Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani (pictured above). This …

Read More »

Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Niger

      Strong diplomatic engagement and the upgrading of Greece’s presence in the region   At the beginning of the month, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias travelled to Niamey, the capital of Niger, marking the first-ever visit by a Greek Foreign Minister to this country. During his stay …

Read More »

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2019

Foreign Ministers of Greece and North Macedonia meet in Athens

    Relations provide a true example of good neighbourly relations   Greece is unwavering in its commitment to the Western Balkans and their accession to the European Union, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said during joint statements with North Macedonia counterpart Bujar Osmani at the Foreign Ministry on December …

Read More »

Greece and Lebanon promote stability cooperation in East Med

    Congratulations on the ‘historic agreement’   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias held a meeting in Athens on November 11th with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lebanon, Abdallah Bou Habib (pictured above), within the context of the latter’s working visit to Greece. The two …

Read More »

Foreign Minister visits the Italian Republic

    “Our countries have chosen a path of full cooperation and friendship; we hope that other countries will decide to follow suit.”   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias visited Italy on November 16th where he held talks with the new Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani (pictured above). This …

Read More »

Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Niger

      Strong diplomatic engagement and the upgrading of Greece’s presence in the region   At the beginning of the month, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias travelled to Niamey, the capital of Niger, marking the first-ever visit by a Greek Foreign Minister to this country. During his stay …

Read More »

Greece and Malta see their national interests converging

    Countries agree to expand cooperation with specific steps   Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with his Maltese counterpart Ian Borg in Valletta on October 10th. The talks focused on the deepening of Greek-Maltese relations and cooperation within the EU and international organisations, the migration-refugees issue, the Russian invasion …

Read More »

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH - JANUARY 2019

Foreign Ministers of Greece and North Macedonia meet in Athens

    Relations provide a true example of good neighbourly relations   Greece is unwavering in its commitment to the Western Balkans and their accession to the European Union, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said during joint statements with North Macedonia counterpart Bujar Osmani at the Foreign Ministry on December …

Read More »

Greece and Lebanon promote stability cooperation in East Med

    Congratulations on the ‘historic agreement’   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias held a meeting in Athens on November 11th with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lebanon, Abdallah Bou Habib (pictured above), within the context of the latter’s working visit to Greece. The two …

Read More »

Foreign Minister visits the Italian Republic

    “Our countries have chosen a path of full cooperation and friendship; we hope that other countries will decide to follow suit.”   Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias visited Italy on November 16th where he held talks with the new Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani (pictured above). This …

Read More »

Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to Niger

      Strong diplomatic engagement and the upgrading of Greece’s presence in the region   At the beginning of the month, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias travelled to Niamey, the capital of Niger, marking the first-ever visit by a Greek Foreign Minister to this country. During his stay …

Read More »
error: Content is protected !!