Mitsotakis, Erdogan sign ‘Athens Declaration on Friendly Relations and Good-Neighborliness’

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis meets Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, on December 7, 2023. [Louisa Gouliamaki/Reuters]

Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a joint declaration pledging to maintain good and friendly neighborly relations at the fifth meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council held in Athens on Thursday afternoon.

The full text of the declaration is the following:

"The President of the Republic of Turkiye, H.E. Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, H.E. Mr Kyriakos Mitsotakis, representing their respective Governments (jointly referred to as "the Parties"), having chaired the 5th meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council between the Republic of Turkiye and the Hellenic Republic on December 7th, 2023, in Athens, in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation,

PP1. Recognizing the renewed will for cooperation between the Governments of the two countries;

PP2. Underlining that...

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