Foreign ministry demarche to Austria regarding refugee crisis meeting in Vienna

The Greek government has made a demarche to the Austrian government regarding an initiative to hold a meeting of the foreign ministers of Austria and western Balkan countries on the refugee crisis, but in the absence of a Greek delegation.

Greek Ambassador Petros Mavroidis delivered the demarche to the ambassador of Austria in Athens, Andrea Ikić-Böhm on Monday.

Mavroeidis stressed that through this unilateral move, which is not at all friendly towards Athens, an attempt is being made, in the absence of Greece, to take decisions that directly concern Greece and Greek borders.

He also underscored that Greece is shouldering a disproportionate burden of the refugee and migration crisis, which is caused by the actions of others. A corresponding demarche was delivered by the Greek embassy in Vienna to the Austrian foreign ministry.