Government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou described the signing of the Greece-France defense cooperation (and assistance) agreement as a huge national success, estimating that with the Mitsotaki-Macron agreement, Greece is being upgraded strategically.
“First of all, it is a huge national success, due to a good preparation and the quick reaction and the very quick reflexes of the Greek government, to the Greek Prime Minister’s perception of the big geopolitical image, as it was formed after the latest developments.” noted in his statements to SKAI Mr. Economou.
“And this – he continued – is important to emphasize. All this has a preparation behind them, they have a very good job in what you ask for, what you want, what you negotiate, what is in the market, what is the answer to the country’s information, but, without a doubt, the Prime Minister’s perception of the changes “On the international stage, with the latest examination of the United States, Australia and Britain, it has played its part in accelerating this agreement and in completing the form it has taken,” he explained. He pointed out that we are talking about an agreement “which is a huge strategic upgrade for the country”.
The government spokesman also noted the provision of the agreement on mutual defense assistance, in case of exposure by a foreign country beyond and above the other agreements or obligations they have in any international organization participating.
“It is an agreement of mutual defense assistance in case they are attacked by a third country. It is an agreement that contains broader issues of cooperation strategically, defensively, with what we said before as dominant and this is a part of the important strategy of upgrading the country “, Mr. Oikonomou stressed to add:
“This agreement allows our country to have the assistance of Europe’s largest military force in case it needed to not be attacked by another foreign country. It is an agreement, which in addition to the obligations and agreements signed by those participating countries (NATO, EU anywhere) now establishes this kind of relationship between them. And this is one of the three main components that make this agreement, an agreement of strategic upgrade of our country “.
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