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Greek, Turkish prime ministers meet in NY, agree to expand collaboration on refugees issue

Greek, Turkish prime ministers meet in NY, agree to expand collaboration on refugees issue

The Prime Ministers of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, and Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, agreed to upgrade Greek-Turkish collaboration on the refugees issue, during a meeting they held on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York, early on Wednesday morning (Greek time).

According to an official announcement, Tsipras underlined Greece's support to a just and viable solution on the Cyprus issue, based on United Nations resolutions, and called on Turkey to support talks in this direction, especially given the growing impetus on Cyprus towards a solution.

The two leaders also discussed the prospect of strengthening bilateral relations, especially in the sectors of the economy, culture and transportation.

Tsipras underlined that Greece supports open lines of communications at diplomatic level between both countries - including the talks for Confidence-Building Measures - and noted the need for respect of International Law.