Petsas: The prime minister raised to US President the issue of Turkey's destabilising actions

Petsas: The prime minister raised to US President the issue of Turkey's destabilising actions

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas began the daily briefing with a reference to US President Donald Trump's phone call to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

As he said, "in their discussion, the Prime Minister raised to the American President the issue of Turkey's destabilizing actions that endanger peace and stability in the wider region and test the cohesion of NATO."

He also added that the prime minister also stressed "that Greece is ready to contribute substantially to the de-escalation provided that Turkey immediately stops its provocative actions."

"The two agreements to be ratified on Thursday are based on international law, recognize the EEZ and the continental shelf ιν our islands and impede the illegal Turkish actions in the region. The agreement with Egypt was undoubtedly urgent, as the Prime Minister has pointed out, because Turkey's illegal operation to trade with Libyan forces to the detriment of the sovereign rights of other countries is underway. And this agreement confirms the invalidity of the illegal Turkey-Libya memorandum," Petsas added.

"An informal meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council is being held in Berlin on Thursday and Friday. At this meeting, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, will present - as he has promised - a list of sanctions against Turkey, in case it continues the delinquency and provocations," Petsas pointed out.

"As the Foreign Minister has stressed, the main principles of the European acquis are respect for the rule of law and the rules of international law. And this acquis can neither be sacrificed, nor measured differently. Strong defence against the forces of authoritarianism, illegality and delinquency is needed," he added.

Source: ana-mpa

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