Alt. Defence Minister Vitsas: The government is focused on the conclusion of the 2nd review

The government is focused on the conclusion of the second programme review, Alternate Defence Minister Dimitris Vitsas on Tuesday said in statements to Athens-Macedonian News Agency’s radio station Praktorio 104.9 FM.

He underlined that after the conclusion of the second programme review starts the debate on debt relief measures and appeared optimistic on the course of the Greek economy. “Greece will get on track to quantitative easing and the economic activity will be boosted. Private investments will help the country at an economic and social level so that it can return to the markets with low interest rates,” he stressed.

Asked on the recent statements of Turkey’s and Albania’s leaders, Vitsas said that the external environment on a global scale is unstable and insecure because of the conflicts and terrorism. However, he sent a clear message to every direction: “There are political statements, which have the form of threats […] Greece is a peaceful place, but the issue of sovereign rights is not on the table of negotiations; therefore leaders should exclude Greece from their statements.”