Greek, Turkish foreign ministers meet in Athens

Athens, May 31 (EFE).- Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Cavusoglu met in Athens on Monday, a step towards a political thaw between the two countries.

In a tweet after the meeting, Cavusoglu said “Revitalization of our dialogue channels is a positive step. Enhancing our relations is important to solve our differences”.

Earlier on Monday, Cavusoglu met Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for almost an hour in a relaxed setting, according to government sources in Athens.

Dendias and Cavusoglu announced that Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels on June 14, which will be an important step in normalizing communication between the neighboring countries.

The meeting between the ministers is the second in just over a month.

The first was in April, when Cavusoglu received Dendias in Ankara. The ministers ended up having a confrontation in front of the media.

Turkey and Greece have disputes over maritime delimitation, migration policy and natural gas supplies in the Mediterranean, among other issues.


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