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Foreign Minister Kotzias meets with the Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi (Beijing, 25 March 2015)

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias met today, Wednesday, 25 March, with the Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi, within the framework of Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis’s visit to China.During their meeting, which took place in a very warm climate, they looked at the whole range of...

Foreign Minister Kotzias meets with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Abu Dhabi, 24 March 2015)

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias met a short while ago, in Abu Dhabi, with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates.During the meeting, which took place in a very warm climate, the two Ministers looked at the whole range of bilateral relations, expressing mutual...

Foreign Minister Kotzias meets with his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Berlin, 22 March 2015)

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias met in Berlin yesterday, Sunday, 22 March 2015, with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.During the meeting, which took place in a very constructive climate, the two Ministers discussed the whole range of Greek-German relations and looked at ways to further deepen bilateral cooperation in the sectors...

Foreign Minister Kotzias’ briefing of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defense and Foreign Affairs (18 March 2015, Parliament)

OPENING STATEMENTLet me start by thanking the Chair for the invitation, I thank all of you for coming so that we can have a first discussion of the foreign policy issues. I must tell you that this is my first time in Parliament, because, even for the government’s Platform Speeches,...

Foreign Minister Kotzias’ statement to Alpha TV’s Sofia Papaioannou following his meeting with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (Paris, 20 February 2015)

Below is Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias’ statement to Alpha TV journalist Sofia Papaioannou following his meeting, a short while ago, with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:“I had a very, very interesting discussion with my colleague Mr. Fabius, the Foreign Minister of France. We agreed on the further development of our...

Foreign Minister Kotzias’ statements following his meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin (Kiev, 19 February 2015)

N. KOTZIAS: The development of Greek-Ukrainian relations is very important for both countries. There is a historical, traditional friendship between our peoples. Both our countries – in different ways – are going through difficult times. We feel the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine; a crisis different from and more intense than...

Joint statement of Foreign Minister Kotzias and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov (Moscow, 11 February 2015)

Following their meeting today in Moscow, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, made the following statements to the news media.S. LAVROV: My dear ladies and gentlemen, my Greek counterpart and I had very good talks, and we spoke sincerely and substantially about the issues on our...

2nd Spetses Ride: Pack your Tweed!

One of the things that make Spetses island charming, is the fact that there are almost no automobiles circulating on its cobble-stone alleys. This makes it ideal for bike rides and more particularly,...

Greece – China: Strengthening Ties

Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis is on a four-day official visit to China, accompanied by Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. On March 25, Kotzias met with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing and...

More Wine?

Either in the form of praise or prize, every year, Greek wine earns international distinctions. With a millennia-long tradition, wine-making has become part of the Greek DNA. However, becoming an...

Archaeological Land Registry

A whopping ten percent of total surface of Greek land is occupied by archaeological monuments of some sort. As such, construction or installation of infrastructural works would come to a halt if they...

PM Talks with IMF Head

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a telephone conversation with International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde on yesterday (26.03), during which he briefed her on the progress of...

The Culture Agenda

E X H I B I T I O N Cosmas Xenakis Retrospective @ Benaki Museum The retrospective exhibition Cosmas Xenakis (1925-1984) will run at the Benaki Museum until 10/5/2015. Cosmas Xenakis was one of the...

Independence Day Parade

Thousands of Greeks turned up to watch the country's annual Independence Day military parade in Athens (March 25) commemorating Greece's uprising against Ottoman rule in 1821, despite the rain....

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