Greece’s PM stresses need for realistic approach in Greek-Turkish relations

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Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis emphasised the importance of fostering closer ties between Greece and Turkey, but cautioned against harbouring any illusions, during a speech on Wednesday.

His remarks came as the Hellenic Navy received three new Romeo MH-60R Seahawk helicopters manufactured in the US, enhancing its capabilities.

Speaking at a ceremony held at the Kotroni Air Base, Mitsotakis highlighted the significance of these helicopters, particularly amidst escalating geopolitical tensions in the broader region.

“While the Aegean may be relatively calm at present, we cannot overlook the fact that our eastern neighbours are rapidly advancing their own military capabilities. It is imperative to pursue rapprochement, but we must do so with clear eyes and no illusions,” he stressed.

Defence Minister Nikos Dendias echoed Mitsotakis’ sentiments, expressing confidence that the addition of the new helicopters would further bolster Greece’s defence capabilities.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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