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Athens Hosts First Ministerial Conference of 'Ancient Civilizations Forum'

In Athens on April 24 the first Ministerial Conference of the 10 countries participating in the Ancient Civilizations Forum, also known as the GC10, will convene. Greece, China, Egypt, Bolivia, India, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Mexico and Peru are participating in...

Greece's FM Kotzias Harshly Criticizes All Sides Involved in Cyprus Talks

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias criticized harshly the handling of the Cyprus issue by different actors on Tuesday evening during a speech at an event at the “Archbishop Makarios III Foundation” in Nicosia, which marked the anniversaries of the start of...

FM Kotzias: Greece Cannot Take Back Refugees From Northern Europe

Following comments by German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière that Germany would be returning rejected asylum seekers to Greece once the asylum system has improved, Greece's Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias responded saying that Greece has neither the funds or...

Tsipras to Gabriel: Greece Is Determined to Work to Regain Social Contract

The dilemma is whether EU countries will regain the social contract and social acquis or if they will remain stuck in racist slogans which are unfortunately being heard from officials, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told German Vice Chancellor and...

U.S. Recognizes Greece's Special Role, FM Kotzias Says

Greece's role in a fragile geopolitical circumstance and in a regional instability triangle as well as security issues in the Middle East, the eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans dominated a meeting between Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and the National...

Kotzias to Visit Washington D.C. Next Week for Meeting with Secretary of State Tillerson

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will be in Washington, D.C. on Monday and Tuesday (March 13-14), for a series of meetings with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster, representatives of the U.S. administration,...

FM Kotzias Slams Press Reports Blaming Him for Breakup of Cyprus Talks

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias sharply criticized foreign and Greek press reports on Sunday that blamed him for the breakup of Cyprus talks in Geneva saying that the Turkish side had interrupted the talks unexpectedly. Asked by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency...

FM Kotzias: 'Greece Has Always Supported and Supports Cyprus'

"Greece has always supported and supports Cyprus based on the interest of Cyprus itself and the people of Cyprus," Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said ahead of the critical conference on the Cyprus issue in Geneva. "We are against issues that have...

Foreign Min Kotzias: Geneva Talks for Cyprus Cannot Fail, 'Can Only Be Postponed or Delayed'

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias ruled out on Wednesday the possibility of failure in the top-level talks on Cyprus which will be held in Geneva next week, saying they can only be delayed or postponed. The minister was speaking to journalists...

Official Welcome Ceremony for New U.S. Ambassador to Greece

On Monday at the port of Piraeus just south of Athens, an official ceremony welcoming the new UN Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey R. Pratt, took place. The ceremony was on the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount...