ATHENS — "The French support to the Greek positions is stable and continuous," Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in a statement to TheTOC after his meeting on Monday with French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian in Paris and underlined the strong relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
"We are sharing the same vision for Europe and the region of the Mediterranean which is the promotion of stability, safety and cooperation," stated Dendias.
As he said in his first visit to in the post-coronavirus period, he had the opportunity to discuss in depth with his French counterpart the strategic relation between Greece and France.
The visit was held a few days after the historic agreement between Greece and Italy for the demilitation of maritime zones "an agreement that indicates Greece's role as a country that acts according to the principles of the international law and resolves the problems in its region."
"France also plays the same constructive role as the two countries are connected with timeless and very close bonds while our cooperation is excellent at all levels," Dendias said adding that "in the crucial times we are experiencing as Europe is recovering from the pandemic, the excellent cooperation between our countries is even more important."
Finally, Dendias underlined that after the constructive meeting with his French counterpart, they both participated in the EU Foreign Affairs Council where they discussed "in the spirit of Greek-French consensus, the issue of Turkish violations in the eastern Mediterranean."