Defence Ministers of Greece-Turkey agree to keep communication channels open

Defence Ministers of Greece-Turkey agree to keep communication channels open

A brief meeting in good climate was reportedly held by the Greek and Turkish Defence Ministers on the sidelines of NATO Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Brussels on Wednesday, February 12.

Nikos Panagiotopoulos and Hulusi Akar agreed for the two countries’ delegations to hold talks on Confidence Building Measures (IEO) in Athens on February 17-21, stressing the importance of maintaining open channels of communication between the two countries.

The two counterparts also discussed regional developments and co-operation on issues of military interest.

At a two-day meeting in Brussels, NATO defence ministers discussed security and stability in the Middle East and the fight against ISIS, as well as the role of the Alliance in Afghanistan and the Alliance’s operations./ibna