Issue Number 524
The goals of our foreign policy continue to be based on the known solid foundations. In other words, respect for the Charter of the United Nations, International Law and the International Law of the Sea, the protection of human rights, as well as the protection of the environment. Greek foreign policy will continue and further promote a strategy with targeted actions, self-confidence and open horizons, which aims to maximise the geopolitical footprint of the country in the international arena.
In an ever-changing international environment, Greece continues to pursue an active foreign policy, endeavouring to broaden its relations and alliances with countries with which it shares common principles and values – first and foremost, respect for the borders and territorial integrity of countries and the resolution of any disputes by peaceful means.
Greece must also establish itself as a geostrategic and energy power. Shielding its borders from mass illegal immigration and any other hybrid attacks. And strengthening its voice, which can now be heard everywhere: in the American Congress, in Brussels and in all major capitals.
One of Greece’s firm positions, which is related to all its neighbouring States, is that Greece wants them to be stable, with functional democratic institutions, with the Rule of Law, with respect for human rights. It wants them to grow economically and improve their citizen’s living standards. It wants them to make progress toward their European integration, which is, after all, their stated strategic objective. And, of course, Greece wants them to recognise International Law as the sole framework for resolving disputes. Because we know that every step that neighbouring States take in this direction contributes to consolidating regional stability and creating better conditions for understanding and cooperation, and therefore it is in the interest not only of its neighbours, but also of Greece.
For this very reason, Greece is ready to support every such step forward, just as it is ready to assess every step backwards as well. In any case, naturally, the direction in which each country in the region will move is mainly and above all up to it.
Managing Director – Editor
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