The Cyprus issue, the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean and the initiatives taken by Greece to move towards a green economy, which are in line with the UN objectives for the protection of the environment and climate, were discussed at the meeting of the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York.
The Prime Minister noted that Greece is a staunch supporter of peace, stability and multilateral cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean, on the basis of international law, the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the principles of good neighborliness.
In fact, he presented the Turkish delinquency to the detriment of the sovereign rights of our country, in violation of the UN Charter and UNCLOS.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis did not fail to emphasize that the only negotiating framework for the settlement of the Cyprus problem is clearly defined by the binding resolutions of the UN Security Council, which provide for a solution of a Bi-Zonal, Bicommunal Federation with one sovereignty and one international personality.
He stressed that proposals moving in a different direction could not be accepted as a basis for discussion and were therefore rejected.
Developments in Libya were also discussed during the meeting. Mr. Mitsotakis expressed our country’s support for the United Nations’ efforts to hold free elections on time, as well as the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Libya.
Regarding Immigration, he noted that Greece has lifted a lot of weight, while he made special reference to the hospitality that our country provides to those who are entitled to international protection and especially to vulnerable groups, such as unaccompanied minors.
The Prime Minister expressed Greece’s support for the Secretary General’s efforts to address the climate crisis, noting that environmental protection is a central focus of the Greek government’s policy.