06 June, 2008
Greece was known for its sensitivity on human rights issues and freedom of expression, while its position concerning Cuba was in line with that of the European Union, foreign ministry spokesman George Koumoutsakos asserted on Thursday.
He was commenting on a press report, according to which generally pro-Greek U.S. Senator Robert Menendez was displeased with Athens' stance on Cuba, considering that it was too mild and not fully in line with that of the EU.
"Greece participates constructively in formulating European policy with regard to Cuba," the spokesman stressed, pointing out that the European Council had repeated appealed to Cuba to fully enforce human rights within its borders, allow press freedoms and release political prisoners.
"This decision of the European Council was, of course, formulated with Greece. This position is undoubtedly also the position of Greece," Koumoutsakos concluded.
Source: Athens News Agency