Defense Ministries of Greece, Turkey to Hold Talks Soon

ATHENS — The National Defense Ministries of Greece and Turkey agreed to a fourth cycle of talks on Confidence-Building Measures, it was announced on Monday.

Details on the future meeting, including its date, will be announced in the near future, it was added.

Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias briefed the EU Foreign Affairs Council on his recent visits to Libya, Turkey and Egypt, during a video conference held on Monday, the Greek ministry wrote on social media.

Foreign Affairs Council's agenda includes updates on the latest developments in Georgia, India, Myanmar, Mozambique and the nuclear deal with Iran (JCPOA), according to a foreign ministry statement.

The foreign ministers of the EU member-states are also scheduled to exchange views on the situation in Ethiopia and Ukraine and to have an informal discussion with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.


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