A barrage of meetings is held by Nikos Dendias in the Middle East on Greek mediation to find a solution the Israel-Palestine conflict as announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is going tomorrow, Tuesday 18 May, to Israel and the Palestinian territories.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs will have meetings with His Holiness The Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III,with his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi and with his Palestinian counterpart Riad Al-Maliki.
Also tomorrow, Mr Dendias will participate in the extraordinary teleconference of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union,convened by Josep Borrell on developments in the region.
On the same day, the Foreign Minister will also travel to Jordan, where he will meet with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi.
Finally, Mr. Dendias will travel to Cairo on Thursday, May 20, where he will meet with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs had earlier today co-operation with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in view of his upcoming visits” concludes the announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Greece, unlike Turkey, although it recognized Israel’s right of self-defence, also recognizes Palestine’s right to seek a solution to the issue that has arisen in recent decades with Israel.
Greece with such moves is upgrading its geopolitical role both with regard to the State of Israel and with the countries of the Arab League which are critical to the country’s energy course and to the interception of Turkish influence in the Middle East and Africa.