Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in an address to his New Democracy MPs stressed the need to bolster «national self confidence» which he said has characterised the country's response to severe challenges from the COVID-19 epidemic to foreign affairs.
Mitsotakis offered his views on Greek-Turkish relations and stressed the need for the exploratory talks.
Greece's president praised Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou for dissolving "a conspiracy of silence" by reporting a historic allegation of sexual assault by a sports official.
Bekatorou, who won a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics, told the Greek edition of Marie Claire last month that she had suffered the abuse in 1998 when she was 21.
When the clock struck midnight on January 1, people around the world expressed relief at reaching the end of 2020. While I shared that sentiment, I also felt the excitement of Greeks anticipating the arrival of 2021, which marks 200 years since the beginning of the creation of the Modern Greek state.
We are always wondering whether international developments are favorable for Greece.
However, whoever holds the reins in Washington or in Europe, whoever sees Greece's interests favorably, the country is doomed to have to talk to Turkey.
Diplomatic communication, of course, does not mean bargaining, especially over those claims that Athens does not even discuss.
Turkey can come close to the EU only if it complies with international law, Dendias said