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Greece’s new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet US President Donald Trump in New York City on September 24, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting, government spokesman Stelios Petsas confirmed on Monday evening.

The meeting will be held the day before Mitsotakis meets with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on September 25.

As far as the Mitsotakis-Erdogan meeting is concerned, Petsas noted that “it is always better to take advantage of a good opportunity to talk about issues because if one does not-misunderstandings may arise.”

“What we want is to stop Turkey’s provocations, which are manifesting at all levels and in our bilateral relations too, but mainly towards the Republic of Cyprus. This is an issue that we should discuss with open cards,” Petsas said and underlined that “our problems are not solved by unilateral provocative actions like Turkey’s.”

Petsas went on to say that “the government is considering all possibilities. We also expressed concern in a joint press release following the meeting of the Cypriot President and Prime Minister (Mitsotakis) regarding Turkey’s attitude in the Cyprus issue.


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