Josep Borrell: EU stands in full solidarity with Greece and Cyprus

Borrell noted that the “situation in the Eastern Mediterranean demands urgent and collective engagement” EPA/Francisco Seco / POOL




The European Union stands in full solidarity with Greece and Cyprus with respect to Turkey, EU High Representative on Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell emphasised on Tuesday, addressing a European Parliament debate on the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean.

He also noted that “immediate de-escalation is essential to allow the resumption of dialogue and the negotiations, which is the only path towards stability and lasting solutions”.

Additionally, addressing the MEPs, Borrell noted that the “situation in the Eastern Mediterranean demands urgent and collective engagement,” stressing that the events during the summer were unacceptable and that Turkey must stop all unilateral actions.

At the same time, Borrell underlined that “the foreign ministers of the European Union were very clear on the possible consequences in the absence of progress in engaging with Turkey.”

Source: ANA – MPA/E. Zarkadoula
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

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