East Mediterranean: Greek PM speaks with German Chancellor and EU Council chief

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, government sources said.

The two leaders discussed developments in the East Mediterranean while the Greek PM briefed Merkel on Turkish provocations in the region, ahead of an extraordinary online meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Friday.

Earlier, Anadolu news agency reported that Merkel also spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan about developments in the East Mediterranean.

Erdoğan reportedly told Merkel that he was in favour of resolving the problems in the Eastern Mediterranean through the principles of dialogue, justice and international law.

The Greek PM also spoke with European Council President Charles Michel on Thursday.

Mitsotakis has been contacting EU and other leaders over developments and Turkish provocations in the East Mediterranean region.