Nikos Kotzias to travel to Potsdam and Bratislava

Nikos Kotzias to travel to Potsdam and Bratislava

Athens, August 31, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will travel to Potsdam to participate Thursday, September 1, to the special ministerial meeting of OSCE. The summit was convened by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as chairman of the presiding country Germany.

The issues to be discussed at the summit is migration and the EU – Turkey agreement, European security after the continuing terrorist attacks, arms control, the situation in Ukraine and preparations for the ministerial meeting in Hamburg in December.

On Friday, September 2, Mr Kotzias will travel to Bratislava to attend the two-day Informal Meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich).

The agenda of the first day of the Summit includes the situation in Ukraine, combating the phenomenon of terrorism and the prevention of radicalization, as well as the implementation of EU’s Global Strategy on foreign and security policy issues.

The Greek Foreign Minister will also participate in a working lunch on the developments in Turkey, and on Saturday, September 3, at the meeting of Ministers with the Turkish Minister for European Affairs, Ömer Çelik.

Finally, the EU foreign ministers will discuss with the Foreign Ministers of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia) the prospects for enhancing bilateral cooperation between the EU and the Eastern partners.