Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias paid a working visit to The Hague, where he met with his Dutch counterpart Wopke Hoekstra.
The visit follows Mr Hoekstra’s recent visit to Athens, as well as Prime Minister Mitsotakis’s meeting with Mr Rutte’s Dutch counterpart in Athens last December.
It is noted that Mr. Dendias’s visit to The Hague is the first Greek Foreign Minister since 2004, when the then Foreign Minister Mr. Molyviatis paid a visit.
The working lunch reviewed the excellent bilateral relations in all areas, starting with economic and trade relations.
It is reminded that the Netherlands is the largest investor in Greece.
There was a consensus on Ukraine.
The Foreign Minister stressed the need for unity and cohesion in the European Union and NATO and stressed that there should be harmonization of all Western states in the imposition and implementation of sanctions and that actions that weaken the North Atlantic Alliance should be avoided. .
Mr. Dendias gave a detailed briefing on the rise of Turkish delinquency, emphasizing the need to respect international law, especially the Law of the Sea, and stressed again that revisionism is a practice that has no place today.
In view of his forthcoming visits to the Western Balkans, the Foreign Minister referred to the European perspective of the region, emphasizing that it is a one-way street for security and stability, not only of the region, but of the whole of Europe.
The debate also revolved around NATO and Sweden’s NATO bids.
The Foreign Minister reiterated his full support for these demands and said that this process, which takes place under special circumstances, should not be exploited for selfish purposes.
Both Ministers agreed to continue close cooperation, both bilaterally and within the European Union.