On Monday, main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed the need for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to make the most of his contacts with the US leadership in the United States.
In a statement, Mitsotakis stressed that the Prime Minister’s visit to the United States is taking place in a particularly favorable moment for our country, because despite the very serious problems we are facing as a result of irresponsible governmental choices, Greece remains a place of stability in the southeastern Mediterranean; which is experiencing great instability.
According to Mitsotakis, this coincidence; coupled with major problems in the US-Turkey relations, upgrade Greece’s negotiating position.
He explained that Tsipras has a unique chance to ensure a long-term agreement on the Souda base and strengthen defense cooperation that will recognize Greece’s regional role and develop a strategic road map, aiming at the attraction of specifics that will help the Greek economy recover.
Moreover, he said that Tsipras must persuade the US leadership to commit on important national issues, such as relations with Turkey, the Cyprus problem, the FYROM name and the migration flows.