ND vice president meets Turkish FM

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party vice president Dimitris Avramopoulos met on Tuesday with visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Speaking after the meeting, Avramopoulos said "representing the President of ND, Mr. Antonis Samaras, I met with the Foreign Minister of Turkey Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu. Foreign Sector Chief Mr. Panos Panayiotopoulos participated in the meeting," adding that "we had a cordial and friendly discussion. It is known that with Mr. Davutoglu we are acquainted for a long time and I requested from him to convey a warm greeting to the friend, Prime Minister of Turkey Mr. (Tayyip) Erdogan."

Avramopoulos further said that they had the opportunity to discuss during the meeting all matters concerning developments in the wider region, the new factors being shaped and Greek-Turkish relations.

"It is known, and it is our steadfast position, that we encourage the promotion of initiatives on strengthening relations between the two countries. On the other hand, however, we reiterated once again the fixed and steadfast Greek positions on all issues, always noting that for Greece there is only one problem for settlement. That of the definition of the continental shelf in the Aegean," he added.

Asked also whether they discussed Kastelorizo, Avramopoulos said "I set out with clarity the Greek position and no margin was left for misinterpretations."

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