The intention of Greece to participate in a maritime humanitarian corridor for sending humanitarian aid to Gaza, as long as ships can get there “under full protection”the prime minister expressed, speaking to Politico Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
The prime minister, speaking on Politico’s ‘Power Play’ podcast, which is publishing part of the interview today, noted that would discuss all available options of humanitarian aid with the French President Emmanuel Macron and the Arab leaders in Conference on Gaza in Paris on Thursday.
As he said, Greece would be in a good position to participate in a humanitarian sea corridor to send humanitarian aid to Gaza.
“Because of our geography, if we can deliver humanitarian aid in an organized way and to ensure that this help reaches those who really needed it mostwe will be happy to do it” he pointed out.
“We just had a plane land in Egypt, delivering humanitarian aid, and if we can explore the possibility of a sea corridor – it would, however, require the full protection of all parties concerned to ensure that ships could have safe access to Gaza” added Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
“The advantage of a runway is that you can pack a lot more humanitarian aid into a ship than you can into a truck. So, if it’s really convenient to do that, instead of flying aid in and then putting it in trucks, if that’s something that’s feasible and can be done as safely as possible, I’d be more than happy to participate in a such initiative” he said.