Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis welcomed the process of Sweden’s accession to NATO in his intervention at the first NATO Summit plenary session in Vilnius on Tuesday.
Referring to the war in Ukraine, Mitsotakis underlined that NATO has done a lot, and that the alliance’s statement at the Summit in Lithuania reflects the members’ common ground on the issue.
Earlier in the day, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters that leaders have reaffirmed that Ukraine will become a member of NATO, and have agreed to remove the requirement for a membership action plan.
The Greek premier also mentioned the migration issue, which he described as both a political challenge and a geopolitical one for NATO, as it concerns the relations of its member countries with the Southern Neighbourhood, added Greek government sources.
He also emphasized that tensions in the Western Balkans should be carefully considered, as they present yet another challenge to NATO’s stability.
On the sidelines of the NATO Summit, he continued his contacts with other leaders, meeting with newly elected President of Montenegro Jakov Milatovic, with whom he agreed to boost bilateral relations and to support the country’s bid for EU accession.