Nikos Dendias

Greece welcomes new mission to enforce Libya arms embargo

Greece welcomed a decision by European Union foreign ministers on Monday to launch a new maritime effort focused on enforcing the UN arms embargo around Libya.
Speaking in Brussels where the meeting of EU foreign ministers took place, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated Greece's commitment to take part in the operation.

Dendias in Algeria to discuss Libya crisis

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is visiting Algeria on Thursday to meet with counterpart Sabri Boukadoum, the ministry said in a press release.

Talks are expected to focus on bilateral relations as well as on issues of regional and international interest including the situation in Libya.

The meeting will be followed by statements to the press and a working lunch. 

Dendias briefs parties on regional developments

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Wednesday briefed party representatives οn the situation in the Southeast Mediterranean and Turkey's activities in the region, during a meeting of the National Council of Foreign Policy.

Speaking after the meeting, Dendias said that "Greece remains committed to keeping communication channels open" with Turkey.

Foreign minister to brief parties on foreign policy on Wednesday

Greece's National Council for Foreign Policy will convene on Wednesday to brief and discuss with opposition parties current developments on issues of foreign policy, the ministry announced.

The meeting will be chaired by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and held at the ministry at 1.30 p.m.

Greece, Spain to boost Med cooperation on migration

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias (left) and his Spanish counterpart, Arancha Gonzalez Laya (right), give a press conference following talks in Madrid on Monday. The officials agreed to "expand coordination in the context of the European Union, during the debate on reform of the Union's rules on asylum and on migration in general," Dendias said.