The essential and active participation of Greece in the UN with the aim of maintaining international peace and security, emphasized the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Kotsiras, in a greeting he addressed today, representing Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, at an event for the 78th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations .
As Mr. Kotsiras pointed out, “the principles represented by the UN, the most important institution of the international community, as a guarantor of international order and security, respect for human rights, the sovereign equality of all states, the protection of the environment, the right in development and prosperity, they are at the same time the compass that directs the foreign policy of our country”.
In this context, Greece’s candidacy for the position of an elected member of the United Nations Security Council, for the two-year period 2025-2026, is moving forward, to which the Deputy Minister referred, noting its main axes: the peaceful resolution of international disputes, respect for International Law , the empowerment of women and the protection of children, tackling climate change and the safety of navigation.
“The United Nations remains a valuable institution that we must preserve as the apple of our eye, in order to hand over a fair, sustainable and hopeful world to future generations,” underlined Mr. Kotsiras.
Finally, the Deputy Minister also made special reference to the crisis in the Middle East, stressing the readiness of our country to contribute to any peace initiative. “Greece remains a pillar of stability in the wider region and promotes dialogue and cooperation as a counterweight to serious risks of regional escalation,” he said. He added that the Greek government “condemns violence, terrorism and inhumane treatment. Alongside Israel’s self-evident right to self-defense following the Hamas terrorist attack, we support the immediate release of hostages and abductees and the provision of humanitarian aid to all civilians.”
The event was organized by the Region of Attica, in collaboration with the UN. It started with the raising of the Greek flag and the UN flag on the Holy Rock of the Acropolis, followed by greetings and the laying of wreaths at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier.
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