x

Politics

Dendias Discusses Developments in Eas Med with Italian FM Di Maio

January 13, 2021

ROME — Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Wednesday with met his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio in Rome and discussed bilateral and European issues, as well as developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Before departing for Lisbon, where he will meet with his Portuguese counterpart, Dendias said: "Today we had a very interesting discussion with Luigi Di Maio. We have covered all the issues in our bilateral relations, namely the ratification of the agreement on the maritime zones with Italy as well as economic issues and issues regarding the wider region and Turkish provocativeness. I briefed him on the resumption of the exploratory talks with Turkey on January 25, Turkey's general behaviour in the Eastern Mediterranean and even issues relating to Libya and the East Med. We also discussed the migration issue. I believe it is extremely useful to have a constant and sincere exhange of views with Italy. I also told him that, even though we respect their decision and their stance, the Greek side would have wished for stronger Italian support on the issue of sanctions against Turkey."

Later, Dendias will visit Portugal and meet in Lisbon with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva. The meeting will focus on issues of common interest in an EU context, including Greek-Turkish relations, said the Greek ministry.

Portugal currently holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, for the first half of 2021.

RELATED

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — North Macedonia’s parliament on Sunday approved a new coalition Cabinet led by the Social Democrats, with two ethnic Albanian parties as junior partners.

Top Stories

United States

JANUARY 14-17 GLENBROOK, NV – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 2022 Young Adult Winter Retreat ‘Citizens of the Desert: Embracing Our Role as Christian Witnesses to Our World’ takes place January 14-17, Martin Luther King weekend, at Lake Tahoe, the Galilee Camp and Conference Center, 1776 U.

Associations

CHICAGO – The Greek Women’s University Club (GWUC) celebrated the organization’s 90th anniversary and the launch of the Hellenic Revolution’s 200th anniversary with a scholarship presentation to three female students on December 29th at Jameson’s Charhouse.

Cinema

The long-awaited historical epic film My Beloved Smyrna (Σμυρνη Μου Αγαπημενη)  has arrived in Greek cinema theaters after a glamorous premiere at the Megaron - Athens Concert Hall.

Video

Jill Biden: I Didn’t Expect “Healing Role” as First Lady

LAS VEGAS — Her husband campaigned to help unite the country, but Jill Biden says "healing" a nation wounded by a deadly pandemic, natural and other disasters and deep political polarization is among her chief roles as first lady, too.