The President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos took the opportunity of his official visit to Portugal to send a message to Turkey over its questioning last year of the Lausanne Treaty.
During the official dinner in his honour by Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Pavlopoulos stated that challenging the Lausanne Treaty is like challenging the borders of Greece and the European Union.
“As for our relations with Turkey and the Greek borders, with emphasis on the Aegean, the Treaty of Lausanne must, according to the international law, be respected by everyone. This is even more important when it’s challenging leads to the challenging of the borders not only of Greece but of the European Union,” he underlined.
Regarding the Cyprus issue, he said that “this is an international and mostly a European issue and we are seeking a fair and viable solution as soon as possible.”