In Brussels the EU Foreign Ministers are discussing the situation in Belarus today. Other issues on the agenda include Libya and the Turkish-Greek gas dispute in the eastern Mediterranean.
During his trip today, Foreign Minister Maas wants to reduce tensions and urge direct talks.
Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, dealing with Turkey and Europe’s refugee policy are the focus of Foreign Minister Maas’ trip to Athens.
On his visit to Greece, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas appeared optimistic regarding the country’s economic development and reconciliation with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
On this trip, Maas will travel to Romania to take part in the Three Seas Initiative Summit, to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for political talks, to Albania to discuss its further path towards EU accession and to Greece to address European and bilateral issues.