Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas participated yesterday at the European Union General Affairs Council, which convened in Luxembourg and discussed, among other issues, the situation in Kyrgyzstan, developments in Gaza as well as the Western Balkans.
Speaking to the press afterwards, Droutsas stressed that Greece and Cyprus have undertaken a joint effort to increase the flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza and explore the possibility of establishing a mechanism for humanitarian aid to be provided to the area, in agreement with Israel, the Palestinian Authority and important actors in the region.
Meanwhile, Deputy Foreign Minister Spyros Kouvelis also attended the European Union Foreign Affairs Council which convened with the participation of development cooperation ministers and examined the Millennium Development Goals , in view of the UN General Assembly High-Level Plenary meeting, to be held in September.
Talking to reporters afterwards, Kouvelis said that despite the dire economic situation, Greece has reaffirmed its commitment to pursuing the Millennium goals and is not curtailing its own contribution towards this aim.