FM Kotzias: Foreign ministry’s tool is diplomacy and negotiation

“Every ministry has a tool; our tool is called diplomacy and negotiation,” Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Friday said in an interview with Alpha radio station.

“Our concern is make our neighbours understand the importance of good relations on the basis of EU and international law as well as that they should not let their internal crisis affect the foreign relations,” he said adding that Turkey’s provocations is a result of their domestic needs.

Kotzias added: We must continue to develop our relations with Turkey – economic and political – noting that “we do not back down, and despite what happened in the neighboring country, we still care to keep these channels open, so as to de-escalate the tension.”