The Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias, as well as the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiadis, will be in the American big city within the week.
Despite the busy schedule of contacts of the three on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the issue that casts its shadow would definitely be the Greek-Turkish one, regardless of whether a meeting between the Greek Prime Minister and the Turkish President took place, which he hastened to announce before leaving. from Istanbul by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but which was not confirmed by the Maximos Palace.
“We will fulfill Mitsotakis’ request in the USA. “We have a meeting with him there,” said the Turkish president.
In Athens, however, sources at the Maximos Palace clarify that there is no scheduled meeting of the two leaders on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week, as their program does not coincide. This was also said by Mr. Mitsotakis himself from the TIF podium in Thessaloniki, that is, there is no scheduled meeting with Mr. Erdogan.
The same sources at the Maximos Palace, however, noted that a meeting between the two leaders would be possible if Mr. Erdogan extended his stay in New York by two days.
It is recalled that Messrs. Mitsotakis and Erdogan met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly two years ago, on September 25, 2019.
However, Mr. Erdogan, in addition to his meeting with Mr. Mitsotakis, made special reference to Greece, openly expressing his annoyance over the EUMED 9 decision concerning Turkey: “In this meeting of the ‘9’ organized, unwanted statements were made . Of course, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave us the necessary answers. There (in the meeting) we will see how sincere they are and how much they will resist “.