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Mitarachi: Greece Is on Maximum Alert at the Sea and Land Borders

ATHENS — "Greece is on maximum alert at the sea and land borders," Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi said on Sunday in an interview with newspaper "Real News."

Among other things, he said that "we do not want and will not become a gateway for undocumented migration flows in Europe."

"From the beginning, the government focused its national strategy on reducing migration flows and mitigating the effects of the crisis are," he underlined.

Mitarachi acknowledged that the developments in Afghanistan are a matter of concern. However, he said "we do not want and will not again become a gateway for undocumented migratory flows to the continent."

"The only sure thing is that in the face of a possible wave of migration, Greece will not be limited to the role of observer, but will play an active actor in the European fora to deal with it effectively."

As far as it concerns Europe, it must establish safety nets that, above all, will prevent a re-instrumentalization of human misery for geopolitical purposes.

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