All of Greece’s partners “currently understand that Türkiye is a problem,” a high-ranking diplomatic source pointed out on Thursday.
The neighboring country’s stance on a number of issues -from provocative statements against Greece to its stance on Libya, and even its stance on Sweden and Finland joining NATO- is now viewed critically, it was added.
It was underlined that in this context, the US attitude towards Türkiye should be constantly analyzed, and it was reminded that Athens had sufficiently informed the US about Greece’s positions on the entire spectrum of its relations with Ankara.
“The illegal and non-existent Turkish-Libyan memorandum must be done away with,” the same source observed, and added that the position of Europe, America, Egypt and other partners on this specific move by Türkiye was clear from the beginning.
Referring to Greek-Albanian relations, the diplomatic source underlined that there has been significant progress in discussions about referring the delimitation of the EEZ to The Hague, adding however, that “there will hardly be any developments before the [Greek national] elections.” It is important, as was clarified, that Albania now knows its future lies in its potential accession to the EU.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will most likely be visiting Athens on February 21, it was highlighted by the diplomatic source.
Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias will be paying an official visit to South Africa and Mozambique next week, it was added.