Twinning of Sitia with Montego Bay in Jamaica

Twinning of Sitia with Montego Bay in Jamaica
Twinning of Sitia with Montego Bay in Jamaica

The General Secretary of Hellenism Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yannis Chrysoulakis was the keynote speaker at the event that took place on September 19, 2022, in Sitia, for its twinning with the city of Montego Bay in Jamaica.

The twinning ceremony was attended by the Municipal Authorities of the two cities, the Mayor of Sitia, Giorgos Zervakis and the Mayor of Montego Bay, Leeroy Williams, the Consul of Jamaica, Vasilios Argyros, who took the relevant initiative for the twinning, as well as representatives of the regional , local and church authorities.

In his speech, Mr. Chrysoulakis emphasized that the twinning of the two poles advocates the basic values ​​of friendship, cooperation and mutual awareness, underlining that the General Secretariat of Hellenism Abroad and Public Diplomacy supports all outward-facing Public Diplomacy actions aimed at promoting and support of the international image of our country, as is the “Diplomacy of Cities”.

Referring to the twinning of Sitia and Montego Bay, the general secretary of Hellenism Abroad underlined the high symbolism, considering that the city of Montego Bay has associated its name with an extremely important international treaty for our country, as it was signed there in 1982, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) or Montego Bay Convention.

“Our presence here today,” emphasized Mr. Chrysoulakis, “is another opportunity to send a clear message to the neighboring country. Turkey’s illegal actions in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean may cause concerns for the peace and security of the region. However, we have repeatedly demonstrated our readiness to solve any problem with our neighbors, regarding the delimitation of maritime areas in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, through dialogue and in accordance with international law, but not under conditions of military pressure and threats. Greece remains open to a positive agenda and concentrates its efforts to contribute to regional and international peace and stability, while preserving, at the same time, its sovereign rights and interests” concluded Mr. Chrysoulakis.

It is noted that in the city of Montego Bay 40 years ago, in 1982, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the International Treaty that protects the sovereignty and sovereign rights of Greece in territorial waters and other maritime zones, was signed its jurisdiction.

  • (Edited by Chrysanthi Franzeskaki, source GAE-DD)

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