Rapprochement with Turkey has reduced illegal migration flows, Mitsotakis says

[InTime News]

The policy of rapprochement with Turkey had helped decrease illegal migration flows, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said from Lesvos.

"Greece is one of the few countries, if not the only one, which has effectively handled the problem of refugee flows with tangible results, with a significant reduction of flows, through the exceptional work done by our coast guard but also through cooperation with Turkish authorities," Mitsotakis said, adding that the improvement in relations with Turkey had measurable results in daily life.

"The reduction, therefore, of migration flows, of illegal migration, the increase in legal visits that are the flip side of this coin, are hands-on proof that this policy of rapprochement between Greece and Turkey has real results that bring a substantial economic 'dividend' of growth for Lesvos and all the islands of the Eastern Aegean,"...

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