Erdoğan-Mitsotakis meeting exceeded the schedule - Aim to increase trade from $5.5 billion to $10 billion

Kyriakos Mitsotakis Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Athens on December 7 2023

The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, went to the Maximos Palace a few minutes after noon on Thursday to meet with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, . The meeting. in fact, lasted longer than the original 45-minute schedule.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis welcomed the Turkish president on Maximos's steps, having a short dialogue before they reached the entrance of the building for the formal photos.

See photos from the meeting in Maximou.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Athens on December 7 2023

Kyriakos Mitsotakis Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Athens on December 7 2023

Kyriakos Mitsotakis Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Athens on December 7 2023

The messages at the Sakellaropoulou-Erdoğan meeting

The message that "it is better to talk about the future seeing the glass as half full" was sent by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the short dialogue he had in front of the cameras with the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou after he arrived at the Presidential Palace at 11:30 in the morning of Thursday.

For her part, the President of the Republic emphasised that it is "more necessary than ever for Greece and Turkey to work together to strengthen prosperity and preserve peace and to promote good neighbourly relations for the benefit of our two peoples".

See the video of meeting of Erdoğan-Sakellaropoulou at the presidential palace

"I believe that the 5th meeting of the High Level Strategic Council will lead to a new era between Turkey and Greece that will become stronger. We are here today with a large delegation of ministers," said the Turkish president to Sakellaropoulou.

"Our ministers will have very meaningful meetings with each other and with their interlocutors. Of course, the goal is to increase the volume of trade between us from $5.5 billion to $10 billion. We will discuss what steps we can take in which areas in this direction. All our fellow ministers have made the preliminary preparations,"he added.

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