NATO Secretary General statement on technical talks for de-confliction in the Eastern Mediterranean

  • 03 Sep. 2020 -
  • |
  • Last updated: 03 Sep. 2020 18:22

Following my discussions with Greek and Turkish leaders, the two Allies have agreed to enter into technical talks at NATO to establish mechanisms for military de-confliction to reduce the risk of incidents and accidents in the Eastern Mediterranean. Greece and Turkey are valued Allies, and NATO is an important platform for consultations on all issues that affect our shared security. I remain in close touch with all concerned Allies to find a solution to the tensions in the spirit of NATO solidarity.