We are sending a double message to all directions, but mainly to our neighbour and friend Turkey, says President Pavlopoulos

President Prokopios Pavlopoulos on Tuesday sent a message to all directions, but mainly Turkey, that Greece seeks close and good neighbourly relations and sincere friendship with Turkey, but it is determined, based on the International and European Law, to fully defend its borders and territorial integrity.

Pavlopoulos is visiting Kalymnos for the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Dodecanese Integration.

“We are sending a double message to all directions, but mainly to our neighbour and friend Turkey,” he said and added:

“First, we are sending the message that Greece seeks to develop close and good neighborly relations and sincere friendship with Turkey and to support its accession to the European Union. Secondly, that Greece is determined based on the international law and the Treaty of Lausanne as well as the European law to fully defend its borders, its territorial integrity and its sovereignty and consequently the borders, the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the European Union.”