Mitsotakis: Turkey will respect international law and return to de-escalation process

Mitsotakis briefed the European Council on developments in the eastern Mediterranean.

According to him, “Athens is fully embraced by the draft conclusions, which clearly ask Turkey to stop questioning the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the countries of the European Union, and return to the process of de-escalation in full respect for international law.”

“We will also have the opportunity to discuss a number of other issues of geopolitical interest, to inform European Council on developments in Eastern Mediterranean. Athens is fully covered draft conclusionswhich expressly requests Turkey stop questioning the sovereignty, as well as the territorial integrity of countries EU and return to the de-escalation process in full respect of international law,” said Kyriakos Mitsotakiswho was present atammit EU leaders.

He added: “I really hope that Turkey this time he will listen to these persuasions, because only in this way it will be possible to reduce the tension that has been created in the Eastern Mediterranean over the past two months, blaming exclusively the neighboring country.”

Candidate country status in Ukraine

“Today’s European Council is of particular importance, as we will unanimously confirm the granting of candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova. This is a very important political decision that the EU is taking in response to Russia’s open invasion. Ukraine has the right to apply for membership in the European family, and the decision to grant it candidate status sends a clear signal to the EU not only to support Ukraine in this difficult time, but also to open another door. The Ukrainian people can now claim membership in a united Europe,” he added.





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