PM Mitsotakis to meet US President Trump

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet US President Donald Trump in New York city on September 24 and the next day will have a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet US President Donald Trump in New York city on September 24, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting, government spokesman Stelios Petsas confirmed on Monday evening.

Mitsotakis will then meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on September 25.

As fas as the Mitsotakis-Erdogan meeting is concerned, Petsas noted that "it is always better to take advantage of a good opportunity to talk about issues, because if one does not-misunderstandings may arise."

"What we want is to stop Turkey's provocations, which are manifesting at all levels and in our bilateral relations too, but mainly towards the Republic of Cyprus. This is an issue that we should discuss with open cards," Petsas said and underlined that "our problems are not solved by unilateral provocative actions like Turkey's."

Petsas went on to say that "the government is considering all possibilities. We also expressed concern in a joint press release following the meeting of the Cypriot President and Prime Minister (Mitsotakis) regarding Turkey's attitude in the Cyprus issue, which currently has two dimensions: on the one hand the physical maritime provocations in Cyprus' EEZ, and on the other hand the fact that it (Turkey) appears to be constantly interfering with discussions between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, with the Famagusta issue and with the visits of Turkish officials to the region," Petsas asserted.



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Accompanied by key ministers and speaking after a meeting with Ionian islands' regional officials, he added that Greece «will salvage what it can from this year's tourism season, with the safety of both visitors and residents a top priority», and added that preventive measures at Ionian islands will intensify as they are nearing the opening of tourism from Great Britain on July 15.