Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is in Vilnius today, where he met with his Lithuanian counterpart Gabrielius Landsbergis.
It was not a meeting to move forward
The Greek Foreign Minister referred to yesterday’s meeting between Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Tayyip Erdogan in the statements he made after his meeting with his Lithuanian counterpart.
Mr. Dendias in a very restrained tone said characteristically: “Unfortunately I must say that the meeting of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with Turkish President Erdogan was an” ice breaker “and not a meeting to move forward. The differences, as Mr. Mitsotakis said afterwards, are there, they still exist, they are big and important “.
The reception for Mr. Dendias, on his first visit to the Lithuanian capital, was made in a cordial atmosphere by the Lithuanian Foreign Minister and marks the excellent level of Greek-Lithuanian relations and the common will to promote cooperation bilaterally and at European level.
Mediterranean, Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbor
In the broader talks of the delegations that followed the bilateral meeting of the two ministers, the strengthening of the cooperation and the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, Western Balkans and Eastern Neighborhood were discussed.
Mr. Dendias was also received by the Speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament Victoria Smilite-Nielsen, with whom he discussed bilateral relations and cooperation, with an emphasis on parliamentary diplomacy.
The Foreign Minister has also been invited to address Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.