Macron and Mitsotakis denounce Turkish provocative actions

Cyprus receives support from French President Macron after meeting with Greek PM

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Macron and Mitsotakis jointly denounce Turkish provocative actions

President of France Emmanuel Macron sent a message of support to Greece and Cyprus against Turkey’s provocative actions in the region.

During his joint statements with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who is paying an official visit to France, Emmanuel Macron said that France supports Greece and Cyprus as regards the respect of their sovereign maritime rights while denouncing the Turkish provocations. President of France stressed that this position reflects also the European Union’s stance.

“Macron underlined that the presence of Turkish ships in the region violates the decisions taken in Berlin.”

As regards the memorandum of understanding signed between Turkey and the Tripoli-based government and the recent developments in Libya, Macron underlined that the presence of Turkish ships in the region violates the decisions taken in Berlin.

Greek Prime Minister stressed that Greece and France jointly denounce Turkish illegal actions in Cyprus, as well as the invalid Ankara-Tripoli memorandum of understanding.

“Any solution in Libya presupposes the annulment of this memorandum. It is a memorandum with no legal effect – a position expressed also by other states. The only way for the solution of differences in the respect of the international law”, Mitsotakis said.

“Our Ministers of Defence have continuous communication on all subjects concerning the region.”

Mitsotakis also welcomed the arrival of the French Navy in the region as a guarantor of security.

“Greece and France are creating a framework for cooperation. Our Ministers of Defence have continuous communication on all subjects concerning the region”, he concluded.

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