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Kotzias expects FYROM name deal to reach Parliament in Jan. 2019

Greece's name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is a "historic opportunity" that "looks to the future" of security and growth in the Balkans, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said during a meeting in Athens with his visiting German counterpart, Heiko Maas, on Thursday.

Greece and Qatar aim to boost bilateral collaboration

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani agreed on Wednesday to step up efforts to boost bilateral collaboration.

During a one-day visit to Athens, the Qatari official also held meetings with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.

Foreign minister accuses ND leader of being irresponsible on foreign policy

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Sunday issued a stern statement accusing New Democracy leader of being irresponsible and unserious when it comes to matters of foreign policy following the opposition leader's criticism of the government's concessions in the Macedonia name deal with Skopje.

Greek FM to meet with UN's Cyprus envoy in Athens

Jane Holl Lute, the special envoy of the UN Secretary General, is set to meet with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Tuesday as part of her ongoing Cyprus tour.

Kotzias will welcome the UN diplomat in Athens at 4 p.m., where he is expected to lay down the main positions of his government regarding the Cyprus talks process.

Greek FM defends FYROM name deal

What Greece has gained from June's name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is that the Balkan country will no longer be widely referred to as "Macedonia" but will instead be called "North Macedonia," Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Friday in defense of the agreement.

French foreign minister on working visit to Athens

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is traveling to Athens on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations, but also the refugee crisis and European enlargement plans.

Le Drian will be meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras before sitting down for talks with his Greek counterpart, Nikos Kotzias, at the Foreign Ministry.

Kotzias, Cavusoglu meet as fishermen decry Turkish breaches

The issue of the eight Turkish servicemen that Ankara wants extradited continue to cast a shadow over Greek-Turkish relations as was evident during Tuesday's otherwise cordial meeting between foreign ministers Nikos Kotzias and Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The two men met during the inauguration of the renovated Greek Consulate building in Izmir.

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