ATHENS – The relations between Greece and Latin America and the Caribbean “have strong roots in the past, are blooming in the present and will become more and more fruitful in the future” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said addressing the “Latin America and Caribbean Day” event via a video-recorded message on Monday.
The strong Greek communities that are spread throughout the continent and our common focus on the same values: the democracy, national independence and inviolability of the borders, is the backbone of these relations, Mitsotakis explained.
The prime minister said that Greece is already cooperating with the countries of the area at the international organisations and bodies as the United Nations and in ancient civilisations forum.
Mitsotakis also expressed his wish to visit the area and referred to Deputy FM Andreas Katsaniotis recent visit to Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Mexico in the first, after 25 years, conference of the Greek communities of the South America.
“The Greek expatriates honour both their countries while on the other hand the Greek government is facilitating them via its Consulates” Mitsotakis said.
FM Dendias: Greece wants to enhance its relations with the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Monday underlined Greece’s strong will for the further enchancement of the friendly relations with the countries of Latin America and the Carribean, addressing the event “Latin America and Caribbean Day” on Monday.
The event is organised for second consecutive year under the auspices of the Foreign Ministry with the participation of the Ambassadors of the Latin American and Caribbean countries represented in Greece.
As Dendias said “this initiative reaffirms the historic ties with the countries of the area and is laying the foundations for the deepening of the political cooperation. We are still far away but we have developed strong and resilient ties of friendship and solidarity”.
The Greek minister said that Greece has applied for observer to the Sica organisation.
“Our common characteristics are a lot “the respect to the idea of freedom, the struggles for the protection of the human rights. Our political and diplomatic alignment at the international fora is obvious and may extend even further because it is based on our common respect to the international law.
“Greece as active member of EU remains focused on the targets of sustainable growth in the context of the two future conferences for the Oceans in Panama and in Greece respectively and we have already agreed to coordinate our actions for an issue that concerns us all. The protection of the environment and of the sea environment” Dendias underlined.
Finally, Dendias said that “Greece shows and will always show its solidarity with the countries of Latin America”.