Common Energy Strategy Proposal From Greece to Turkey
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that the decreasing tension between Ankara and Athens could be an opportunity for energy cooperation. Dendias stated that after the elections that the two countries will hold in May, it is a suitable environment for developing a joint strategy, especially for the transportation of Eastern Mediterranean natural gas.
Tensions between Greece and Türkiye have eased in recent years. A joint energy strategy with Ankara began to be discussed in Athens.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that both countries will hold elections in May, so the parties should evaluate the decreasing tension.
Dendias said in an interview with the country’s official broadcaster, ERT, that parties should share their potential energy projects after the election.
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias emphasized the importance of not wasting the opportunity for cooperation in the current rapprochement process between Greece and Turkey. The Greek Minister stated that the situation could easily become more volatile again, which could negatively affect the political atmosphere.
Both countries stand out as important stops in the transportation of natural gas extracted from the gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean to Europe.
According to the information in The National Herald, published weekly in the USA, Dendias stated that he was hopeful about the 64th attempt, although he admitted that 63 attempts at dialogue between the two countries had failed so far.