Brussels, Turkey – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit Turkey and Greece next week.
Tuesday Monday in Ankara and Tuesday in Athens, according to a NATO statement, Stoltenberg will be in Ankara.
During his contacts in Ankara, Stoltenberg will hold talks with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and other senior officials.
Stoltenberg, who will then travel to Athens, will meet with Greek Prime Minister Kiryakos Micotakis, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos.
According to Sputnik, NATO has announced the establishment of a mechanism for separation procedures between Turkey and Greece on the Eastern Mediterranean.
“This security mechanism can help create space for diplomatic efforts to address the issues underlying the disputes,” Stoltenberg said. We are ready to further develop this. I will continue to be in contact with both allied countries,” he said.
NATO chief to visit Greece and Turkey
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is planning to visit Greece and Turkey next week, as part of efforts to negotiation a co-called “deconflicting” mechanism between the two NATO allies.
Stoltenberg will be coming to Greece on Tuesday, October 6, where he will hold talks with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the ministers for Foreign Affairs and Defense, Nikos Dendias and Nikos Panagiotopoulos.
His visit to the Greek capital will come a day after he meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and other government officials in Turkey.