Nikos Dendias, Greek Foreign Minister, took part in the Ukraine Reconstruction Conference on Monday. He represented Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
The event is attended by heads of state and government from almost 40 countries, as well as ministers and representatives of international organizations. Dendias emphasized the contribution of Greece and noted, according to diplomatic sources, that from the very beginning of the Russian invasion, Greece was on the side of Ukraine. He stated that Greece will take part in the restoration of the destroyed country in order to ensure the functionality of the state.
On the sidelines of the conference, Nikos Dendias met with Ignazio Cassis, President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland. Cassis expressed satisfaction with the participation of Greece in the restoration of Ukraine and the support of the Swiss initiative in this regard. It is noted that Greece has already provided on a bilateral basis about 2 million euros in humanitarian aid and continues to make its contribution through the relevant EU programs.
Dendias also met with Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic-Radman. In addition to the situation in Ukraine, they discussed developments in the Western Balkans, where once again there was a convergence of views on the European perspective of the region.
Mr Dendias also met with his Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece expressed his condolences in connection with the recent criminal incident in the shopping center of Copenhagen. Against the background of Denmark’s entry into the CSDP, they discussed the forthcoming entry into NATO of Finland and Sweden and the security problems of these countries.
The head of the Greek Foreign Ministry sent an invitation to visit Athens to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, Ms. Lisie Schreinemacher. The forthcoming meeting plans to discuss issues of bilateral trade and transfer know-how on development policy issues.
During the conference, Mr. Dendias had his first meeting with Liechtenstein’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dominik Hassler. They discussed strengthening bilateral relations and Greece’s candidacy for the UN Security Council. cnn.gr.