Greece and Turkey Foreign Ministers to set agenda for leaders talks

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Foreign Minister George Gerapetritis is scheduled to meet Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan, on Tuesday, September 5, in Ankara, the city of Turkey.

This meeting between the foreign ministers comes ahead of the scheduled meeting between Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the fringes of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York in September.

The primary objectives of this meeting are twofold: firstly, to solidify the agenda for discussions between Mitsotakis and Erdogan during the upcoming annual UN General Assembly, according to Ekathimerini.

Secondly, the meeting aims to maintain ongoing efforts to address some of the complex bilateral issues between the two nations, referred to as the so-called ‘positive agenda’.

Read more: Mitsotakis and Erdogan to meet during UN General Assembly

Hakan Fidan. Photo: AFP.

The meeting is set to focus on the two countries in cooperation in economy, environment, infrastructure and transport concerns, reported amna.gr.

It is widely recognized that Greece hopes to establish an agreement between the two countries to bring the matter of their continental shelf delimitation and maritime jurisdiction before the International Court. However, it is clear that such a process will not be expedited, and that resolving other disputes, such as those concerning maritime and airspace boundaries, must take precedence.

The Greek Ministry of Defense has indicated that there has been no invitation extended to Turkish Defense Minister Yasar Guler for a visit.

Read more: Leaders of Greece and Turkey pledge to ‘reset’ ties

Source: amna.gr and Ekathimerini

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