Kotzias and Johnson to meet in Athens

Kotzias and Johnson to meet in Athens


British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will meet in Athens on April 6, at 17:00 (local time) at the Greek Foreign Ministry.

The two Foreign Ministers, according to IBNA information, will discuss international and regional developments, Cyprus, Turkey, and the Western Balkans and all this in light of Brexit which will be the main theme of the talks.

More specifically, the British Foreign Minister will inform Nikos Kotzias of Britain’s movements following the activation of Article 50 for Britain’s exit from the European Union. Regarding the Cyprus issue, as guarantor powers (along with Turkey) the two countries, will discuss the latest developments concerning a resumption of the talks on April 11 as well as the issue of security and guarantees on the island and the departure of the occupying troops.

Furthermore Kotzias and Johnson will discuss the situation in Turkey in the midst of the referendum campaign to change the Constitution due to be held on April 16 as well as the rhetoric of the Turkish leadership against EU Member States and Europe as a whole.

The two ministers will make joint statements to the press following the end of the meeting. Kotzias will then host a dinner in honour of his British counterpart./ΙΒΝΑ