Leaders of Greece and Turkey meet on sidelines of NATO Summit

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday during the NATO Summit in Washington.

Government sources reported that the leaders discussed various international and regional issues, focusing on recent developments in the Middle East and Ukraine.

They also reviewed their bilateral relations following their latest meeting in Ankara in May. Mitsotakis expressed satisfaction with the collaboration between Greek and Turkish authorities in combating illegal migration.

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (above) met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday during the NATO Summit in Washington.

Both leaders agreed on the mutual benefits of maintaining a calm climate in their bilateral relations. They also committed to enhancing cooperation to double the value of their bilateral trade exchanges.

They planned their next meeting for September in New York, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Additionally, Mitsotakis addressed the Cyprus issue, emphasising that 50 years after the 1974 conflict, it is unacceptable for Cyprus, an EU member state, to remain divided. He reiterated the need to restart talks to resolve the situation.

Source: AMNA.gr.

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