With the main focus on the immigration problem and threats against security and climate change, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias had a series of meetings yesterday with his counterparts from sub-Saharan Africa and West Africa, in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
"The countries of sub-Saharan Africa and West Africa are countries that are facing very important problems. "These are countries that are close to the Sahel, ie an area where security threats are developing and there is an influx of migrants," said Nikos Dendias after completing his contacts, adding that "in this sense, the constant contact with them, the "Common tackling security and climate change is a matter for the European Union and, of course, for Greece."
Mr. Dendias also had a series of meetings in the context of the strategy of Greek diplomacy for contacts with countries with which Greece has on the one hand a common understanding of things regarding the Law of the Sea, but also common challenges that must be addressed.
Specifically, Mr. Dendias met yesterday with the Foreign Ministers of the Gambia, Gabon, Costa Rica and the Maldives, who is also the President of the UN General Assembly, as well as his Cypriot counterpart, Nikos Christodoulidis.