‘Let’s face the future challenges squarely’

[Nikos Kokkalias]

"With a strong political mandate and with our important international capital, I think the time has come to face squarely the wounds of the past and the challenges of the future," says George Gerapetritis in the first, exclusive interview he has given as Foreign Minister.

A few days have passed since the meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Vilnius, which could lead to a rapprochement between Greece and Turkey. Gerapetritis talks about the need to adopt a bold agenda as a legacy for future generations, while referring to the contacts he will have with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan, as well as the possibility of a new Mitsotakis-Erdogan meeting in New York in September.

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