Mitsotakis: I Briefed My Counterparts in Detail about the Greek-French Deal

BRDO CASTLE, Slovenia — "I had the opportunity at last night's dinner to brief my counterparts in detail about the very important agreement of strategic partnership that Greece signed with France and noted that the this agreement significantly strengthens Europe's potential to build its own defence pillar inside NATO," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis underlined in a statement in Slovenia on Wednesday, where he participated in the EU-Western Balkans Summit.

He pointed out that it was a very important agreement which geopolitically upgrades the country's position and was also accompanied by a very important investment for the modernisation of the Greek Armed Forces, particularly the Hellenic Navy.

"I repeat that we are buying the best ships at the best possible price and with fastest delivery time," Mitsotakis said.

Earlier today, Mitsotakis met the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic on the margins of EU-Western Balkans Summit.

The talks focused on the latest developments in the region in the context of the Western Balkans' EU accession perspectives, which is a strategic target for Greece.

Mitsotakis expressed his support for promoting Serbia's accession in the next six months. They also discussed the further development of bilateral relations with a focus on the economic sector and in the full spectrum of issues that concern the European agenda.

Gennimata encourages the accession of the Western Balkan countries 

"The Western Balkans have long been in the waiting room for their accession to the European Union. But this has led to new social crises while populism and nationalism are gaining ground," opposition Movement for Change (KINAL) leader Fofi Gennimata said on Wednesday upon her arrival at the Party of European Socialists summit, which is being held in Slovenia.

The leader of the Movement for Change expressed the hope that social democracy, which she said was gaining ground again in the EU, will bring the wind of change so that the integration of the Western Balkans can proceed.

Gennimata argued that the political unification of the European Union needs to be accelerated and of course the revision of the Stability Pact that has been made obsolete by the developments.

"There will be convergence between the North and the South, social policies, care for the environment and of course solidarity between peoples. PASOK and the Movement for Change are always at the forefront of these policies," she stressed.

Read also: Tsipras: The Accession Perspective of the W. Balkans Is of Strategic Importance


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