Today, Monday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giorgos Gerapetritis, had his first telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Tobias Billström.

The focus of the conversation was the further deepening of Greece-Sweden relations, cooperation within the European Union and current international developments, according to a relevant post by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Twitter.

Mr. Gerapetritis reiterated Greece’s support for Sweden’s NATO membership.

The Foreign Minister will be in Cyprus tomorrow

Meanwhile, Mr. Gerapetritis will make his first official visit abroad tomorrow, Tuesday, July 4, 2023, to Cyprus since he assumed his duties as head of Greek diplomacy.

Initially, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will be received by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulidis.

Afterwards, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will have a private meeting with his Cypriot counterpart, Constantinos Kobo, after which extended talks will take place between the two delegations.

This will be followed by joint statements by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs to the press, at around 11:15.

After the joint statements, a working lunch will take place.

The talks are expected to focus on developments in the Cyprus issue, as well as bilateral relations and regional and multilateral cooperation issues that the two countries have jointly developed with other states in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. In addition, EU issues and current international developments, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, are expected to be discussed, among others.