x

Politics

Dendias: Greece Is Taking An Initiative for the De-escalation of the the Armenia, Azerbaijan Clash

September 30, 2020

ATHENS — Greece is taking an initiative for the de-escalation of the the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh, with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias calling for the extraordinary meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council.

The foreign ministry also underlined that Greece disapproves of any intervention of third parties that incites tension and calls on Turkey to refrain from actions and statements that move in this direction.

"The escalation of tension in Nagorno-Karabakh has a serious impact on regional stability, a view that was highlighted by the foreign minister during his recent meeting with US Secretary Mike Pompeo."

"The Greek initiative aims at a discussion within the OSCE with the participation of both involving sides and the examination of every possible way to de-escalate the crisis. The goal remains the urgent resumption of negotiations within the Minsk Group for the peaceful settlement of the dispute," the statement said.

"The above letter is related to Greece's readiness to contribute to the efforts for the immediate de-escalation of the crisis. Readiness that was expressed by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to his Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, during their recent phone conversation. During the same conversation, the close ties of friendship between Greece and Armenia were reaffirmed," it noted. A new contact with Mnatsakanyan has been scheduled via teleconference on Thursday.

"Greece is convinced that the resolution of the crisis is possible only through peaceful means, through negotiations and not through arms," the foreign ministry said and added: "In this context, Turkey must refrain from actions and statements that move in this direction."

RELATED

ATHENS - Government spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou on Thursday described the arrival of the first six Rafale military aircraft from France on Wednesday as a geostrategic development of high importance, which makes the Greek Air Force one of the strongest in the region, seals the Defence Agreement with France while promoting the strategic autonomy of the European Union.

Top Stories

Church

NEW YORK - Some 21 years after it was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States that brought down the Twin Towers in New York City, the new St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church rising in its place is among the most eagerly awaited architectural openings of 2022.

Events

STATEN ISLAND, NY – For yet another year, the community of Holy Trinity-St Nicholas in Staten Island honored couples celebrating 50+ years of marriage with a modest ceremony held at the church immediately following the Divine Liturgy on January 16.

Society

NEW YORK – New research into Greek artifacts looted by the Nazis was highlighted in the New York Times on January 18 as “the topic of the Nazi role in antiquities looting is increasingly drawing attention, in part through the work of scholars who are peeling back the mysteries of what happened to the objects that were excavated or seized eight decades ago.

Video

SNF’s Health Initiative Will Support Child and Adolescent Mental Health

ATHENS - When we think about childhood injuries, we usually think of scratches, a few stitches, maybe even a broken bone.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.