Greek Foreign Minister Dendias expressed his happiness with the positive atmosphere between Turkey and Greece, and that other bold steps should be taken, similar to the two countries’ decision to support each other on international platforms.
Nikos Dendias, who delivered a speech at the 8th Delphi Economic Forum held in Greece this year, expressed his satisfaction at completing his 4-year term as foreign minister with a positive atmosphere in Turkish-Greek relations.
Of the positive atmosphere in bilateral relations, Dendias said, “I sincerely believe that if we manage to maintain our disagreement, it can create an opportunity for us to talk openly and honestly and we can solve (our problems)”. He rated it.
Dendias also referred to the consultative meetings held in 2002 that began to pave the way for a “fair, lasting and comprehensive” solution to the problems suffered by both sides in the Aegean Sea, which were completed in 63 rounds. Dendias said, “After 63 rounds of consultations, I think there should be some changes in the way we negotiate with Turkey, because these changes make it easier for us to reach an agreement.” He said.
Referring to Turkey and Greece’s decision to support each other’s candidacy in international forums, Dendias said, “I think we have to be brave. If we want consensus, steps must be taken from both sides. I am especially grateful for this mutual understanding and support. I hope it will be the first step.” The largest and most serious. He said.
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