Ambassador Ettore Francesco Sequi, Secretary General of the Farnesina, met with Greek Ambassador, Eleni Sourani, on 8 July.
The Secretary General highlighted the excellent state of bilateral relations, which facilitates coordination between Rome and Athens on major European and regional issues, also in view of the European and Mediterranean vocation they share. In this regard, Ambassador Sequi recalled the meeting between Prime Ministers Draghi and Mitsotakis on 22 June and pointed out that the second Italo-Greek summit will be an opportunity for further strengthening the solid cooperation between the two countries.
Ambassador Sequi and Ambassador Sourani then discussed the foremost regional and international issues. With reference to the situation in the eastern Mediterranean, the Secretary General stressed the need to avoid tension between NATO allies, as well as the need to solve disputes through dialogue, based on international law. Ambassador Sequi also mentioned the importance of the area for European energy security, stating that the sizeable resources to be exploited should encourage the resolution of long-standing issues.
Regarding the war in Ukraine, the two interlocutors discussed the serious consequences of Russia’s aggression and how heavily it is impacting food and energy security at a global level.