GR PM activities at UNGA
The Greek PM met NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. During the meeting, international and regional issues were discussed, as reported by the Greek side.
In particular, they discussed the latest developments in Ukraine and the continued support of the Alliance, as reflected most recently at the NATO Summit in Vilnius last July. Mitsotakis referred to the support provided by Greece to Ukraine and discussed the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Afterward, Mitsotakis met with the president of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol.
The two leaders discussed the prospect of strengthening and deepening bilateral economic relations, following the recent visit to Greece by a delegation of Korean companies and their meeting with the prime minister.
Mitsotakis referred to investment opportunities present in Greece. The goal of shipping decarbonization and the contribution of the Korean shipbuilding industry to its achievement was also discussed, as well as the candidacy of the South Korean city of Busan to host EXPO2030.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulidis on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. In the meeting, they discussed the latest developments in the Cyprus issue, as well as coordination between Greece and Cyprus.
“Greece and Cyprus, are in coordination regarding the Cyprus issue,” said Mitsotakis.
Asked about his meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Mitsotakis said that the talks “took place in a positive atmosphere,” adding that the meeting was an opportunity “to repeat our fixed positions regarding the Cyprus issue.”
For his part, Christodoulidis pointed out that Greece and Cyprus’ “coordination continues. I want to express my satisfaction with everything I have heard.”
Lastly, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with investors, representatives of fund management companies and banks in New York on Thursday, according to government sources.
According to said sources, Mitsotakis presented the Greek economy’s prospects and reforms that are a priority in the new government term. He emphasized on speeding up the administration of justice, and the plans to increase wages and reduce unemployment.
Mitsotakis presented Greece as a force of stability and security in the region. He spoke about opportunities within the energy sector, as Greece is not only a hub and entry point for energy, but also seeks to become a provider of energy security.
In addition, government sources report that Mitsotakis underlined the role Greece can play as a stable European democracy, a bridge not only between the Eastern Mediterranean with Europe, but also of the Asia-Middle East-Europe Corridor. Additionally, he highlighted the importance of connectivity between Southern Europe and the Eastern Neighborhood.