N. Kotzias: Greece is implementing a foreign policy with respect to its red lines

Greece is implementing a foreign policy with respect to its red lines, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Sunday said in an interview with Kathimerini newspaper.

The Greek foreign policy is prudent, decisive and preventive, he stressed adding that it creates alliances and partners. “It is a policy that makes use of all the diplomatic means,” he explained.

Kotzias underlined that Greece’s determination to protect its sovereign rights and territorial integrity should not be underestimated and explained that a strong power struggle is being conducted in Turkey adding that “Greece needs to be careful so as not to be part of this problem.”

Regarding the relations between Greece and Russia and the imminent visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, he argued that “despite the multiple problems in the relations between Russia and the West, we will have to find ways of communication. The EU needs to decide upon what policy it will follow: a policy against Russia or with Russia?”

Finally, he said that all the old members of the EU, including Greece, choose to converse with Russia unlike some of the new members.