09 February, 2008
Foreign Ministry spokesman George Koumoutsakos on Friday referred to the status of a high-profile inter-state agreement with Turkey to fight illegal migration between the two neighbouring states, pointing out that “we seek and wish for continuous and improved cooperation and call on the neighboring country to follow suit.”
He added that certain steps have been made of late, following meetings of the two countries' coast guard commanders, while a decision has been reached to hold committee meetings at the experts’ level.
The Greek spokesman added that the Turkish side should be more responsive to the implementation of the bilateral agreement, expressing a hope that substantive progress will be made in Turkey’s EU accession course, while also pointing out that progress in the area is less than satisfactory.
Source: Athens News Agency