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FM addresses general secretariat event

Δημοσίευση 18 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 11:18 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
FM addresses general secretariat event
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“The dynamic foreign policy we are implementing creates opportunities,” Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas stressed on Monday, addressing an Information and Communications General Secretariat event for the heads of Greek embassy press offices and National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) offices’ directors abroad.

“The dynamic foreign policy we are implementing creates opportunities,” Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas stressed on Monday, addressing an Information and Communications General Secretariat event for the heads of Greek embassy press offices and National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) offices’ directors abroad.

"The government has put an end to inaction, conservatism, the ‘known phobias’ and the myths plaguing the Greek foreign policy in the past.”

As regards the Greek-Turkish relations, he underlined that “the government has tried to create conditions for their improvement” and pointed out that there is “no question of a joint exploitation of the Aegean”, stressing that “the status in the Aegean is not changing”.

He also pointed out that Turkey’s European course presupposes that certain necessary preconditions will have to be met first, adding that holding a conference on Turkey’s EU accession course is being considered.

He pointed out that the government has given Greece a voice and a role in the Balkans, the Black Sea and Caucasus, adding that the 2014 Agenda has given a boost to the EU accession course of the western Balkan states, adding that a Thessaloniki summit meeting with the Balkan countries is in the plans.

Referring to the fYRoM "name issue", he reiterated that Greece wants a name with a geographic qualifier for every use, adding that fYRoM’s accession into NATO is impossible if the name issue is not resolved first. He also called on the neighbouring country’s leadership to adopt a constructive stance.

Finally, Droutsas referred to Greece’s relations with Israel and the Arab world, while as regards the Cyprus issue, he repeated that a solution should be based on the UN Security Council decisions and the European acquis.