On Wednesday, Greece and the United Arab Emirates denounced Turkey’s destabilizing behaviour in the eastern Mediterranean region.
The Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, visited Abu Dhabi for talks with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with whom issued a joint statement. The two sides decried Turkey’s disregard for the territorial integrity, and sovereign rights of Greece and Cyprus. They also condemned Ankara’s aggressive behaviour in the Middle East, the south-eastern Mediterranean, and the South Caucasus region, describing such actions as blatant violation of international law.
The two sides also called on Turkey to abide by international law, and immediately stop all illegal and provocative actions. “Greece and the UAE underline their steadfast commitment to international law and the UN Charter as the foundation for peace, security, good neighbourly relations, including the peaceful resolution of problems for all countries of the region,” they added.
Both governments reaffirmed their commitment to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries. Additionally, Greece and the UAE agreed to further enhance cooperation within the framework of regional and multilateral mechanisms.
“The UAE and Greece expressed their concern over the export of terrorism and extremism and reaffirm their common engagement to tackle terrorism and extremism in all their forms. We call on the international community to adopt a strict stance toward this aggression,” both leaders stated.