The intention of Greece to participate in one humanitarian corridor by sea for the purpose of providing humanitarian aid in Gaza, as long as the ships can reach there “under full protection”, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed, speaking to Politico.
Specifically, Mr. Mitsotakis emphasizes that he will discuss all possible options with the president of France, Emmanuel Macronas well as with Arab leaders who will take part in the summit on Thursday in Paris.
The prime minister said: “Because of our geographical position, if we can deliver humanitarian aid in an organized way and if we can ensure that it reaches those who really need it the most, we would be willing to do it.”
He added, in fact, that “already a Greek plane has already landed in Egypt to deliver humanitarian aid and in the event that we were discussing a sea route it would be necessary to have full protection for all involved to ensure that the ships reach Gaza safely.”
“The advantage of such a corridor is that you can send more humanitarian aid by ship than by truck. Therefore if it becomes practically possible, instead of sending aid by airplanes and then loading it into trucks, and as long as it is done with the greatest possible safety, I would be happy to participate in such an initiative” concluded Kyriakos Mitsotakis.