"We do not believe in the war of civilizations. We believe that relations between the peoples should be characterized by mutual respect and that relations between states must be based on the international law, the multilateral system of international institutions," Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos said at a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Antalya.
"We are here to propel the positive agenda as agreed by our two leaders a few while ago in Ankara" and sent the message that the two countries can become an example of how peaceful coexistence can be achieved while respecting the rules of international law, Katrougalos stressed.
In this context, he noted that "a part of the positive agenda is how to guarantee the respect to the international law, the de-escalation of tension in our region through the implementation of the agreed measures of trust by reviewing their better implementation."
The Foreign Minister made clear that the measure of harmonious coexistence between states is provided by the international law.
On his part, Cavusoglu said that he had a positive discussion with Katrougalos.