Gerapetritis calls for safeguards ensuring that NATO armaments are not used against NATO allies

Foreign Minister George Gerapetritis stressed Greece’s fixed position that international law and international treaties must be respected during his meeting on Thursday with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels. He also underlined that it’s important “during decision-making on the supply of defence equipment to NATO member-states, to ensure that NATO armaments are not used against NATO allies”.
Specifically, Gerapetritis stated that he had a first meeting at NATO’s headquarters with Jens Stoltenberg in a “constructive” atmosphere. “We exchanged views on the situation in the Western Balkans and the alarming developments in the field and we underlined the need for a fast deescalation of tension in Kosovo and the upgrading of EULEX’s role,” Gerapetritis said.
They had also discussed the NATO summit in Vilnius, he added, while regarding the situation in Ukraine, “I had the opportunity to point out the significant and multi-aspected Greek support of the Ukrainian people’s struggle and we also exchanged views on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. In this context I referred to the deepening of relations between the EU and NATO, stressing that the full participation of the Cyprus Republic in this cooperation is an insuperable condition.”