Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke about developments in the Middle East and the issue of humanitarian aid in Gaza on Politico’s Power Play podcast.
Mr. Mitsotakis said that at the Humanitarian Conference taking place today in Paris, they will discuss all available humanitarian aid options.
In fact, the Prime Minister emphasized that our country will consider the possibility of participating in a maritime corridor for the purpose of providing humanitarian aid to Gaza, as long as the ships can reach there “under full protection”.
Regarding Israel, Mr. Mitsotakis underlined that “although we recognize that Israel has the right to defend itself, how it does this is really important and matters a lot.”
“Israel’s allies must tell hard truths about its aggressive military response against Hamas,” he added.
Mr. Mitsotakis noted at the same time that “the EU supports Israel’s right to self-defense”, however, as he said. member states expressed “a heightened concern at the plight of innocent civilians and the horrific scenes that followed outside Gaza.”
Regarding Greek-Turkish relations, the Prime Minister looks forward to the improvement of Greece’s relationship with Turkey, noting that there has already been a “change of style” in recent months.
Regarding immigration, the prime minister stated that Greece is implementing a “tough but fair” policy, which has contributed to the reduction of illegal crossings from Turkish shores.