“There was no triumph but there could be no such thing. President Trump is a very unpredictable president, he was not going to make a condemnation statement against Turkey ” that is what ELIAMEP Director General George Pagoulatos pointed out at his interview at the Radio station Parapolitika 90.1 regarding Greek Prime Minister’s Kyriakos Mitsotakis meeting with US President Donald Trump. George Pagoulatos explains that it is very positive that. George Pagoulatos explains that it is very positive that the Greek side was able to raise its own issues and formulate its own narrative on the Greek-Turkish dispute and more generally on the new investment opportunities opened up. In that sense, contact points, which created this positive image,
were sought out. ELIAMEP Director General stressed that one should not forget that Trump is making his own choices. Choices, which are not the usual choices made by US
governments in how Greek-Turkish relations are being managed. Regarding the two countries alliance, he said: “What the Greek Prime Minister could do and what he did do
positively, was emphasize that Greece is a stable, predictable, reliable ally. Much more credible and stable than Erdogan, whose adventurous moves make him an unpredictable
partner in the region for the US. Also that it is a changing country, which has turned a leaf and is open to investments and co operations both in the economic and defense field, as
well as in the energy sector. In this sense, I think that the positive report goes beyond any weaknesses in terms of the fact that President Trump did not directly issue a condemnation
statement against Turkey” ,George Pagoulatos said.
You may find the full interview in Greek , here