Greece’s role enhanced on international stage



After recent high level meetings with world leaders, Greece has demonstrated its importance to regional issues and upgraded its international role on the world stage, said Greek government sources.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras concluded meetings with NATO members, including US President Barack Obama but also finished recently a round of high level meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping.

Other trips by the Greek PM include his recent visits to Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Palestine and Iran, which form part of a wider policy that envisions Greece as a measured and stable voice on the international stage- an emerging pillar of stability in a very volatile region.

According to Greek Government sources the country’s upgraded regional role is explicitly recognised in the joint statements that followed the official meetings with Russian and Chinese leaders.

The relations of friendship and cooperation built by Greece with a series of countries contribute to the creation of a pillar of peace and stability, particularly necessary at a time of intensification of regional tensions and conflicts. The Prime Minister likens Greece with “A tree that has its roots in the West, but spreads its branches towards the East, South and North”.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.