Defence Minister Panos Beglitis categorically stated on Thursday that "Greece will secure it national and sovereign rights to an absolute degree, as they emanate from the international law of the sea and international treaties," in reference to the issue of the Aegean continental shelf and an Exclusive Economic Zone."
Within the framework of briefing a relevant Parliamentary committee, in light of his upcoming official visit to Israel and contacts with the Israeli government, Beglitis stressed that Athens will calm and decisively monitor whatever developments in the eastern Mediterranean.