Mitsotakis: Restart of exploratory talks positive step of rapprochement

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the agreement of Greece and Turkey to resume exploratory talks as a “positive step of rapprochement,” speaking at a European People’s Party video conference held on Wednesday.

He did however note that the Turkish side needs to exhibit consistent commitment towards de-escalating tensions, and stressed the need to end provocative actions in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone.

Referring to the proposals submitted by the European Commission for the formulation of a new common asylum and migration policy, he pointed out that “it is necessary to share the responsibility fairly among European countries.”

He also welcomed the decision of the German government to relocate families of refugees from Moria, after the catastrophic fire there.