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FMs of Cyprus and Greece meet in Athens to discuss Turkish provocations

Turkey’s regional provocations and the state of play in the Eastern Mediterranean at large will come under discussion in Athens on Monday between the foreign ministers of Cyprus and Greece.

Ioannis Kasoulides and Nicos Dendias are meeting around noon to draft an action plan on prevailing foreign policy hot issues, Philenews reports.

As far as the Cyprus issue goes, this will come to the fore later in November when a high-ranking UN official is to visit the island divided since a 1974 invasion by Turkey.

The aim is for stalled UN-brokered reunification talks to resume.

However, Turkey’s recent systematic moves in coordination with the regime in the breakaway north aim towards a two-state solution.

An announcement by the Foreign Ministry in Nicosia also said that “Mr. Kasoulides and Mr Dendias will assess the situation in view of the ongoing Turkish provocations and Turkey’s actions to upgrade the separatist entity in the occupied territories.

“Under discussion will also come Turkey’s efforts to impose new measures through possible illegal drilling within Cyprus’ EEZ and the opening of a new area within Varosha’s enclosed one.”

The Greek Foreign Ministry’s announcement said talks between the two ministers are part of the ongoing cooperation and coordination between the two countries.

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