The Prime Minister expressed Greece's support for the initiative of the Portuguese Presidency in order to put a very high priority on the social agenda of Europe, Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the sidelines of the informal meeting of EU Heads of State and Government.
Mr. Mitsotakis also referred to the need for rapid implementation of the Green Certificate in order to achieve the unimpeded movement of citizens wishing to travel to third countries, while stressing that the vaccination program in Greece is progressing at a very fast pace.
The Prime Minister also called for the abolition of copyright on vaccine patents, an issue he has raised since April 2020, but also in May 2020, regarding the need to reduce the gap between developed and developing countries.
Support to the Republic of Cyprus
During the briefing given by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiadis, to the European leaders on the informal Five-Party Meeting on the Cyprus issue, which took place in Geneva, Kyriakos Mitsotakis underlined his support for the Republic of Cyprus and reiterated the government's firm position. solution based on previous UN Security Council resolutions on a Bi-zonal Bi-Communal Federation and compatible with the European acquis and the status of the Republic of Cyprus as an EU Member State.