“I would be very happy to participate in such an initiative”
Mitsotakis in Politico: Greece could participate in a maritime humanitarian corridor for Gaza
Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Greece would consider participating in a maritime humanitarian aid corridor to Gaza if the ships guaranteed “full protection”.
Speaking on Politico’s “Power Play” podcast, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he would discuss all available humanitarian aid options with French President Emmanuel Macron and Arab leaders at a summit in Paris on Thursday.
He pointed out that “because of our geographical location, if we can offer humanitarian aid in an organized way and ensure that that aid reaches those who really need it most, we will be happy to do so.”
He added, in fact, that “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 with a ship than with a 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 in the greatest possible safety, I would be very happy to participate in such an initiative”, concluded Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Also, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said last week on Power Play that the UK was looking at “all different ways” to get aid to Gaza, after reports that Britain, France and the Netherlands were considering plans for a sea hallway.
With information from Politico