The new Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, was welcomed today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece by Nikos Dendias.
The two ministers had a private meeting, followed by extended talks, press statements, and a working lunch. According to ministers’ posts, the focus of the talks was on the Cyprus issue, bilateral cooperation, regional cooperation schemes, and developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.
“We continue our full support for the achievement of a viable, just solution to the Cyprus problem. A solution based on the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and fully compatible with the European acquis: a bizonal, bicommunal federation, “Nikos Dendias pointed out in statements to journalists.
Today is a special day. Rafale aircraft will contribute substantially to the protection and defense of Hellenism. They mark the strong ties, but also the strategic relationship between Greece and France.
This is unacceptable behavior that we will continue to highlight in the EU and in the international community, “stated the Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias.”
The two Foreign Ministers also watched from the balcony of the ministry the arrival of the Greek Rafale from France.
It is recalled that a year ago when the Rafale agreement was signed, the Turkish retired Colonel Osman Basibuyuk had stated in an interview that the Rafale pose a threat to Turkey in the Aegean sea since thanks to their AESA radar they will be able to shoot down Turkish F-16s without even the Turkish pilot being able to react.