PARIS – Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will visit Paris on Friday, July 29, where he will meet with his new French counterpart, Catherine Colonna.
It will be the first bilateral meeting of the Greek and French foreign ministers after the elections in France, diplomatic sources pointed out.
The following issues are expected to be raised during the talks:
– The further deepening of the bilateral strategic relationship, after the signing of the strategic cooperation agreement last September.
– The developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, in light of the Foreign Minister’s visit to Cyprus, as well as the ongoing provocative statements of Turkish officials.
– The new European security edifice after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. They are expected to examine the implications of the situation in Ukraine on food security, particularly in the countries of the wider Mediterranean region, the Middle East and Africa.
– The development of European defence and security, in light of the forthcoming enlargement of NATO.
– The European perspective of the Western Balkans, following the convergence of the first intergovernmental conference with Albania and North Macedonia, in the context of the efforts made by the French Presidency of the Council of the EU.