Foreign Ministry spokesperson Konstantinos Koutras’ response to a journalist’s question regarding the content of a report from the Azerbaijan Press-Release Agency on the level of Greek participation in the Baku 2015 European Games
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Konstantinos Koutras stated the following
in response to a journalist’s question regarding the content of a report
from the Azerbaijan Press-Release Agency (APA) on the level of Greek
participation in the European Games in Baku:
“The information and opinions mentioned in the 6 June press release from the Azeri news agency APA, which propagates content from an article published in the Greek press on 29 May, are totally inaccurate.
The Greek Ambassador in Baku is working systematically and assiduously to promote cooperation between Greece and Azerbaijan. In the context of the execution of his duties, he has never made a negative recommendation with regard to representation of the Greek government at the highest state level at the European Games in Baku.
Articles attempting to portray Greece as a participant in an international attempt to boycott the Baku European Games are malicious and can only be the figment of a sick imagination.
The Greek government remains fully dedicated to the multifaceted development and cultivation of Greek-Azeri relations in all sectors, and a proposal for a joint action play for further promotion of these relations has been submitted to the Azeri side.
And of course our Azeri friends have our wholehearted wishes for success in the European Games.”