Great expectations from the Mitsotakis – Draghi dinner

A day before the EU Summit, Athens, turns its attention to Rome, focusing on the dinner Mario Draghi has invited the Greek PM to on Wednesday night. Government sources describe the Italian prime minister's table with his Greek counterpart as a one-on-one meeting that will help build closer relations.

Greek-Turkish relations on the table

Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Mario Draghi in their meeting are expected to refer to Turkey. Even if Athens does not want to give a Turkish-centered character to Mitsotakis's visit to Rome, the chapter of Turkish aggression and the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean will open, as Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to inform Mario Draghi in detail, while he will raise an issue on Thursday at the Summit.

Athens is expected to remind Rome of the Greek-Italian agreement on the delimitation of maritime zones as a model for the implementation of international law, as well as international legitimacy and cooperation of coastal states in the region, in an attempt to contrast it with Turkish illegal actions.

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