Greek PM to Estonian counterpart: We both face challenges from eastern neighbours

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Greece’s Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, met with his Estonian counterpart, Kaja Kallas, on Tuesday in Tallinn and stressed that both countries “face challenges from eastern neighbours.”

During a joint press conference, Mitsotakis thanked Estonia for supporting its position in regards to Turkey at the European Council level.

“There is only one way of resolving differences between Greece and Turkey, that of International Law, and the Law of the Sea,” the Greek Prime Minister added.

“Our difference with Turkey relates to the delimitation of maritime zones. In Greece, we have proven that we can resolve such issues: we signed an agreement of delimiting maritime zones with Egypt. Therefore, there is no reason not to be able to do the same with Turkey.

“But for this to happen, unnecessary provocations, insulting rhetoric against Greece, and challenges against the sovereignty of our islands, all these are absolutely unacceptable actions that must stop immediately.”

After this topic was discussed, the press conference turned to issues of digital transformation and the current war in Ukraine.

Mitsotakis praised Estonia’s Prime Minister for leading the country’s digital transformation and inspiring Greece’s Ministry of Digital Governance.

“Your country is a pioneer in e-government and we look forward to deepening our cooperation for the benefit of our two countries and of course, to focus on areas of cooperation in the field of digital technology,” Mitsotakis said, drawing agreement from Kallas.

Both leaders also then touched on Ukraine and Kallas commended Mitsotakis’ leadership with regards to Russia and the imposition of sanctions.

“Greece is on the right side of history,” the Estonian PM said, noting that Greece was an equal ally and a strong player on this issue.

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